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Encyclopedia > Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith

Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith was a nightly one-hour television show on ESPN2 hosted by Philadelphia Inquirer columnist and ESPN reporter, Stephen A. Smith. The show premiered on August 1, 2005 and was cancelled on January 11th, 2007. The final episode aired on January 12, 2007. A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... ESPN2 debuted on October 1, 1993, as a sister station of ESPN. Nicknamed the deuce, ESPN2 was to be branded as a network for a younger generation of sports fans featuring edgier graphics as well as extreme sports like motocross, snowboarding, and BMX racing. ... The Philadelphia Inquirer is one of a two Knight Ridder newspaper duopoly daily for the Philadelphia area. ... Stephen Anthony Smith (born October 14, 1967), usually referred to as Stephen A., is a sportswriter and media personality from Hollis, Queens in New York City. ... August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Scheduling

Quite Frankly began between 11:00 and 11:08pm most nights. Often, the show followed a live college football or Major League Baseball game and began as late as 12:30am. A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Show Format

Quite Frankly's format was a departure from typical ESPN fare, touching on controversial topics from across the worlds of sports, politics and current events. The episode that aired on July 31st made waves, using a 5-man panel to discuss William C. Rhoden's book, "$40 Million Slaves," which contended that highly paid athletes such as Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan have a "plantation mentality," perpetuating the "black slave, white owner" trends that have existed in American society since before the United States Civil War. William C. Rhoden, (born ?) is a sports columnist for the New York Times. ... Nationality  United States Birth December 30, 1975 Cypress, California Height 6 ft 2 in (1. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the northern states, popularly referred to as the U.S., the Union, the North, or the Yankees; and the seceding southern states, commonly referred to as the Confederate States of America, the CSA, the Confederacy...


Regular features on Quite Frankly included Wednesday's "Front Page Panel"; a forum for figures from outside the sports world to discuss athletes' impact on popular culture. Friday's "Back Page Panel" was a roundtable discussion among Stephen A's preferred sportswriters and columnists from across the United States. The "A-List" was Stephen A's Top 5 countdown of the hottest topics in any given sport. And on Tuesdays, Stephen A. hosted the "Football Panel"; a freeform discussion of current developments in the NFL.


Guests

Quite Frankly hosted a number of high profile guests in its first year, including Senator John McCain, President Jimmy Carter, Allen Iverson, Shaquille O'Neal & Deion Sanders (who are the only two guest to have appeared three times), Kobe Bryant, Pete Rose, Wayne Gretzky, Donald Trump, Dennis Rodman and Jerry Bruckheimer. A senate is a deliberative body, often the upper house or chamber of a legislature. ... John Sidney McCain III (born August 29, 1936) is an American politician. ... James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr. ... Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975, in Hampton, Virginia[1]), nicknamed A.I. and The Answer, is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. ... Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is one of the most famous American professional basketball players playing today; he is generally regarded as being one of the most dominant players in the National Basketball Association. ... Deion Luwynn Sanders (born August 9, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida) is an American former National Football League cornerback, Major League Baseball outfielder, and CBS Sports commentator. ... Kobe Bean Bryant (born August 23, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Peter Edward Pete Rose, Sr. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born January 26, 1961) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Donald John Trump, (born June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York) is an American business executive, entrepreneur and author. ... Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13, 1961, in Trenton, New Jersey) is an American former professional basketball player best known for his defensive and rebounding ability, leading the National Basketball Association in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years and earning NBA All-Defensive First Team honors seven... Jerome Bruckheimer (born September 21, 1945) is an American film and television producer. ...


Studio Location

The studio was located at the Hotel Pennsylvania, across the street from the world famous Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. The audience was frequently recruited from Manhattan's 6th Avenue, 7th Avenue and West 33rd Street, where passersby would often run into people handing out free tickets to a taping (free tickets were also advertised during the show). The area of West Midtown Manhattan is also home to ESPN2's morning show, Cold Pizza. Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... NY redirects here. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... ESPN2 debuted on October 1, 1993, as a sister station of ESPN. Nicknamed the deuce, ESPN2 was to be branded as a network for a younger generation of sports fans featuring edgier graphics as well as extreme sports like motocross, snowboarding, and BMX racing. ... Cold Pizza is a television morning sports talk show that airs weekday mornings on ESPN2 and is also the networks flagship program. ...


Production Staff

Quite Frankly's production staff included 2-time Emmy Award Winning Associate Producer Spandan Daftary. Spandan was responsible for most of the show's high-profile segments, guests and music-driven montages. Spandan Spoon Daftary (born April 13, 1981 in New Castle, Pennsylvania) is a 2-time Emmy Award-winning associate producer on ESPN2s Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith. ...


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He joined ESPN a month after its founding and has been with the network since. ... Bonnie Bernstein Bonnie Bernstein (born August 16, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American television sports reporter and anchor. ... Mike Breen is the lead play-by-play commentator for The NBA on ABC. He also works NBA games for ESPN, and was formerly a play-by-play announcers for New York Giants preseason games, as well as for regular season NFL games on both FOX and NBC. Breen, a... Hubert Jude Hubie Brown (born September 25, 1933 in Hazelton, Pennsylvania) is a former basketball coach and television analyst. ... Linda Cohn (born November 10, 1959) is an accomplished Jewish sportscaster who appears on ESPNs SportsCenter as an anchor. ... Lee Corso on the set of College GameDay at Virginia Tech on September 24, 2005 Lee Corso (born 1936) is an American sports broadcaster and football analyst. ... Jay Crawford is the co-host of ESPN2s morning TV show Cold Pizza. ... Rece Davis (born December 14, 1965 as Laurece Davis in Muscle Shoals, Alabama), has been a journalist for ESPN since 1995. ... Chris Fowler is a sports broadcaster for ESPN known best for his work on College GameDay for college football. ... Mike Greenberg. ... Mike Golic (born December 12, 1962 in Cleveland, Ohio), is co-host of ESPN Radios Mike and Mike in the Morning. ... Kirk Herbstreit (born August 19, 1969, is from Centerville, Ohio). ... Fred Hickman is an anchor for ESPN. In 1977, Hickman began his broadcasting career as a news anchor at KLWW-AM in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ... Dana Jacobson Dana Jacobson oct 2006 Dana Jacobson (born November 5, 1971) joined ESPN as an ESPNEWS anchor in December 2002 and soon became a regular anchor on the 6 P.M. edition of SportsCenter. ... Suzy Kolber (born May 14, 1964 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a football sideline reporter, co-producer, and anchor for ESPN and ABC Sports. ... 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Anthony Tony Joseph Reali (born 1978) is the current host of Around the Horn on ESPN. He is also the stat boy on Pardon the Interruption. ... James Jim Rome (born October 14, 1964 in Tarzana, California) is an American sports radio talk show host syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks, the subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications. ... John Saunders, is currently a journalist for ESPN and ABC. Before working for ESPN, he worked in Baltimore for WMAR and for City-TV in Toronto. ... Stuart Scott Stuart Scott (born July 19, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American sportscaster for ESPN, most visibly as an anchor on SportsCenter. ... Dan Shulman (born 1967 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian-born sportscaster with ESPN, serving as the networks voice for baseball games on television and radio. ... Michelle Tafoya doing her job for the cameras. ... Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann. ... Mike Tirico is the lead broadcaster for ESPNs presentation of Monday Night Football. ... Dick Vitale, left, clowning around with Calbert Cheaney Richard Dick Vitale, also known as Dickie V, and Mr. ... Michael Wilbon Michael R. Wilbon (born November 19, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American sportswriter and columnist. ... Past and present television personalities on the ESPN network. ...


 
 

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