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Encyclopedia > Jason Jackson

Jason Jackson was a sportscaster and writer for ESPN from 1999 until 2002, best known as the host of NBA 2Night, and being the second cousin of Michael Jackson. Jackson was fired from ESPN in 2002 for allegedly making comments in e-mails to colleagues that had sexual overtones and were deemed inappropriate. No Lawsuit was ever filed. Jackson then beleived to have left the country. It was rumored though that he lived with his second cousin at Neverland Ranch at this time. As of 2003 he has now returned to California. Now Jackson has become an English teacher at Edison High School. He is currently writing a book on how to garden spring vegetables in summer. ESPN (once an initialism for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...

Kelly Dwyer of SI.com wrote in his 2006 "NBA Announcers Report Card" that Jason Jackson might be the best side-line reporter in the business.

He graduated from Chapman University where he had served as a Resident assistant|resident advisor.

External links

  • Miami Herald article discussing Jackson's firing from ESPN
  • Kelly Dwyer's 2006 NBA Announcers Report Card at SI.com

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Bryn Mawr Classical Review 95.03.11 (1036 words)
Jackson analyzes the sources, concluding that Apollonius has chosen a Hesiodic framework for the myth of Phineus (as opposed to the grim story of the blinding of Phineus' children in Sophocles), but that in fact no earlier version of the tale of the Argonauts included a meeting between Jason and Phineus.
Jackson sees the Argonautica as focussed on Jason's "character, nature, and thoughts" in various situations, and describes his education, his departure from and return (in the story of Euphemus in Book 4) to themis, and his pragmatic devotion to ananke throughout the poem.
Jackson makes a plea for regarding Jason not as a failed hero but as a normal human being thrust uncomfortably into a heroic poem (30): "As a Hellenistic hero Jason is, in fact, not a hero of non-human proportions at all, but a man, with all man's qualities and faults....
Jason Jackson - Greenslopes Naturopathic Clinic (367 words)
Jason Jackson is the owner and resident naturopath at The Greenslopes Naturopathic Clinic in Brisbane and specializes in women's health and infertility issues.
Jason has tutored and lectured in clinical nutrition at the Australian College of Natural Medicine and has consulted extensively overseas on numerous health topics.
Prior to entering the field of Natural Medicine, Jason was involved in the primary care of the terminally ill and elderly in both the nursing home and hospital environment.
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