Disney Hosting Citizen Kid Google Hangout August 27
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Tomorrow, August  27 from 10 to 11 PT, Babble will present the Disney Citizen Kid Google Hangout, a special live online event where parents from Disney’s Citizen Kid web series and bloggers from Babble.com will share tips and advice about how they’ve helped their children embrace their interests and talents to do extraordinary things in their communities.

Farah Miller, Executive Editor of Huffington Post’s family and relationships section will lead the roundtable discussion where viewers can join the conversation to ask questions, offer comments, and share stories of amazing kids they know by using #CitizenKid on Twitter and Facebook. If you¹re unable to watch live, a video of the Hangout will also be posted on Babble’s YouTube page after the event.

Walt Disney once said, “Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children,” and the Citizen Kid series demonstrates the amazing things kids are capable of when parents, guardians and loved ones give young minds the freedom and encouragement to live their dreams. Milk, the series’ exclusive sponsor, helps fuel active, successful days by encouraging families to start every day with milk. Each 8 oz. glass of milk has 8 grams of high-quality protein to help you power through your day.

View episodes of Citizen Kid at disney.com/citizenkid, with new episodes going live every Wednesday. And for more info on the series, visit http://www.disneyinteractive.com/products/citizenkid/.

The live Google Hangout will occur at www.google.com/+Babble

USA Today Premieres First Image of Winston from Disney Animation’s Feast
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USA Today has premiered the first image of Winston from the upcoming Disney Animation short “Feast” as part of the celebration of National Dog Day.  The six-minute film features Winston and his owner sharing a life together seen through the window of the food they share. The short will be shown with Big Hero 6 this November. For more information on “Feast” check out Kyle’s review. 

Verizon FiOS to Carry SEC Network
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Verizon FiOS has signed an agreement to carry the SEC Network and expects to begin airing it prior to Aug. 28 on Channels 75 and 575. It will be available on those channels to all FiOS TV customers in Florida and Texas who receive ESPN in their FiOS TV package and to FiOS Extreme and Ultimate customers on Channel 75 in all other markets at launch. With the addition of Verizon FiOS, the SEC Network will be in more than 62 million households nationwide.

“We welcome the SEC Network to FiOS TV and look forward to carrying the studio content and athletic events it will offer, including the season-opening football doubleheader on Aug. 28,” said Terry Denson, Verizon’s vice president for content acquisition and strategy. “The preseason college poll lists eight SEC teams in the top 25; SEC football ratings are head and shoulders above other conferences; and SEC fans are extraordinarily and uniquely passionate about not only those teams but the entire conference as well. This deal with Disney-ESPN reinforces our already strong partnership with them which involves much more than this great new network.”

Sean Breen, Disney and ESPN Media Networks senior vice president, affiliate sales, added: “With the addition of Verizon FiOS, SEC Network is now available on nine of the top 10 multichannel video distributors in the country. We look forward to serving their customers in time for college football season.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. It also includes live viewing rights and additional live and on-demand content scheduled for SEC Network + across other platforms like smartphones, tablets and laptops via WatchESPN and SECNetwork.com. In addition, the deal also includes rights for the FiOS Mobile app, which will be available to FiOS customers in the near future. FiOS customers can already watch over 100 live channels in-home and over 50 live channels on the go on the FiOS Mobile app, for no additional charge, including live sports from the ESPN branded networks.

The first year of the SEC Network programming will consist of more than 1,000 live events, including 45 football games, more than 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games and 50 softball games. The fall schedule also has 25 soccer and 45 volleyball matches. Programming also will include in-studio shows, daily news and information and original content.

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said, “Today is a good day for Verizon FiOS customers and SEC fans across the country, particularly in Tampa and Dallas. We look forward to serving them with an array of live events and programming.”

Justin Connolly, ESPN senior vice president, college networks, said, “The addition of Verizon FiOS to SEC Network’s distribution footprint is great news for fans nationwide. We have gotten off to a great start since launch, and we look forward to serving more fans with comprehensive coverage of the SEC’s 21 sports.”

Verizon is the sixth-largest pay-TV provider by subscriber size in the country, according to SNL Kagan (first-quarter 2014). The company has 5.4 million FiOS video connections in 12 states and the District of Columbia as of the end of the second quarter.

ESPN Announces College Football Kickoff Week Coverage
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ESPN will kick off the 2014 college football season with national coverage of 55 games in six days as part of the seventh annual DICK’s Sporting Goods Kickoff Week from Wednesday, Aug. 27, to Monday, Sept. 1.

The schedule – a Labor Day Kickoff Week record featuring coverage across ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, SEC Network, Longhorn Network, ESPN3, ESPN Goal Line and ESPN Radio – will be highlighted by nine of the top 15 ranked teams in action, including three matchups between ranked teams.

Every ESPN, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN3, SEC Network and Longhorn Network game will be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE, Amazon FireTV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast and Roku devices to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

Schedule highlights:

  • SEC Network Doubleheader Opener: The recently launched SEC Network, a national sports network devoted to the Southeastern Conference and operated by ESPN, will open its live game coverage with a doubleheader Thursday, Aug. 28: No. 21 Texas A&M at No. 9 South Carolina at 6 p.m. followed by Temple at Vanderbilt at 9:15 p.m.
  • Showdown of Ranked Teams: An ESPN Saturday night doubleheader on August. 30 will pit No. 16 Clemson at No. 12 Georgia at 5:30 p.m. followed by No. 14 Wisconsin vs. No. 13 LSU in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff from Houston at 9 p.m.
  • Top 2: ABC and ESPN Radio will broadcast the top two ranked teams in neutral site games against top non-conference opponents on Saturday, Aug. 30: Defending National Champion No. 1 Florida State vs. Oklahoma State in the Cowboys Classic from Arlington, Texas, at 8 p.m. and West Virginia vs. No. 2 Alabama in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game from Atlanta at 3:30 p.m.
  • Monday night football: ESPN’s Labor Day prime-time telecast on Monday, Sept. 1, at 8 p.m. will mark the ACC debut for Louisville with the Cardinals hosting Miami (Fla.).
  • No. 6 & No. 7: The schedule for Saturday, Aug. 30, will include two teams in the top seven rankings: No. 7 UCLA at Virginia at noon on ESPN and No. 6 Auburn against Arkansas at 4 p.m. on SEC Network.
  • Longhorn Network: Longhorn Network’s exclusive coverage of Texas, led by new head coach Charlie Strong, against North Texas on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 8 p.m. will mark the fourth straight season the network has televised the Longhorn’s season-opening game.
  • Goal Line: For the fifth consecutive season, the ESPN Goal Line network will offer unlimited live cut-ins and highlights from numerous top college football games every Saturday noon to midnight. ESPN will provide a special four-hour edition of Goal Line Thursday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. Zubin Mehenti will host the coverage with analyst Pete Najarian.

ESPN DICK’s Sporting Goods Kickoff Week Game Schedule

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ESPN will provide extensive studio reports and analysis from four game sites, and its studios located in Bristol, Conn.; Charlotte, N.C. and Austin, Texas, over opening weekend. Details:

  • Two editions of College Football Live and two ESPN Radio programs will originate from Atlanta, site of Boise State vs. No. 18 Ole Miss in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Saturday, Aug. 30, at 8 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN Radio.
    • On-site studio coverage will begin on Thursday, Aug. 28, with ESPN’s daily College Football Live from the new College Football Hall of Fame (3 p.m. on ESPN2) and a special College Football Live Kick Off pregame from the Georgia Dome (7 p.m. on ESPN).  Hosts Scott Van Peltand Chris Cotter with analysts Lou Holtz, Mark May and Brian Griese will all be onsite in Atlanta.
    • The ESPN Audio Fall Football Tour — Mike & Mike, The Herd with Colin Cowherd and SVP & Russillo broadcasting live from four anticipated college football games – will kick off with SVP & Russillo – hosted by Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo at 1 p.m. – from Atlanta.
    • ESPN Radio’s College GameDay – hosted by Matt Barrie with analysts Brad Edwards and Trevor Matich – will open its season from Atlanta on Saturday, Aug. 30.
  • Multiple ESPN shows will originate from Sundance Square in Fort Worth, Texas in advance of the Cowboys Kickoff pitting defending national champion No. 1 Florida State vs. Oklahoma State in Arlington (Saturday, Aug. 30, at 8 p.m. on ABC and ESPN Radio) beginning Friday, Aug. 29.
    • SportsCenter segments will begin Friday, Aug. 29, at 9 a.m. and College Football Live will originate from the site at 2:30 p.m.
    • College GameDay Built by The Home Depot – with host Chris Fowler, analysts Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and David Pollack, and reporters Samantha Ponder, Tom Rinaldi, Scott Van Pelt and Gene Wojciechowski – will open its season from Fort Worth on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 9 a.m.
  • ESPN and ESPN2 will provide day-long studio coverage from Bristol on Saturday, Aug. 30. Rece Davis will host on ESPN with Holtz and May while Adnan Virk will anchor on ESPN2 with analysts Butch Davis and Robert Smith.
  • Host John Saunders and analysts Mack Brown and Danny Kanell will be the ABC Saturday studio crew, appearing on College Football Countdown (3 p.m. ET), and on pre-game, halftime and post-game segments for every ABC game telecast.
  • SEC Nation, the new two-hour traveling Saturday morning college football show on SEC Network at 10 a.m., will debut Thursday at 4 p.m. with a special edition from Columbia, S.C., site of No. 21 Texas A&M at No. 9 South Carolina (SEC Network at 6 p.m.). SEC Nation – hosted Joe Tessitore, analysts Tim Tebow and Marcus Spears, and contributors Paul Finebaum and Kaylee Hartung – will originate from Auburn, Ala. Saturday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m. in advance of Arkansas at Auburn (SEC Network at 4 p.m.)
  • ESPN will provide a special one-hour College Football Live at 7 p.m. prior to ESPN’s Labor Day coverage of Miami (Fla.) at Louisville (Sept. 1, at 8 p.m.). Davis will host with Holtz and May.
  • Longhorn Network will premiere several new shows throughout the week, including Longhorn Weekly with Charlie Strong with analyst Ricky Williams who won a Heisman with Texas (Friday at 8 p.m.) andRewind with Charlie Strong (Monday at 8 p.m.). In addition, Longhorn legend and BCS National Champion Vince Young will join LHN’s flagship Saturday pre-game show Texas GameDay – originating live from Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium Saturday at 5:30 p.m. – as a weekly analyst.
Donald Glover To Voice Miles Morales In Ultimate Spider-Man
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Vulture is reporting that Donald Glover, who campaigned to play Peter Parker in Sony’s Spider-Man film series has been cast as Miles Morales in Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man. In the Ultimate line of comic books that take place in a different universe than the main Marvel titles, Miles Morales became Spider-Man following the death of Peter Parker. Vulture also shared a clip of Morales meeting Peter Parker (voiced by Drake Bell)

ESPN Networks to Carry Every Game of 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup
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ESPN networks will combine to carry every game of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain beginning Saturday, August 30, and continuing through Sunday, September 14. ESPN and ESPN2 will televise 13 games, including every USA Basketball Men’s National Team game, as well as the Semifinals, Finals and select Quarterfinal games. Analyst and international basketball expert Fran Fraschilla will provide analysis for all games on ESPN and ESPN2, while Kevin Connors and Marc Kestecher will rotate on play-by-play assignments.

Every Game on WatchESPN

Every game of the FIBA Basketball World Cup will be available on WatchESPN including 63 games on ESPN3 from the FIBA world feed. Commentator pairings include Liam Canny/John Rogers, Mark Clark/Alvaro Martin, Jeff Taylor/Jiri Zidek and Roy Birch/Lloyd Gardner. ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network which is accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast (via the WatchESPN app), Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

ESPN Deportes

ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes+ will also provide Spanish-language coverage of 15 games – including all USA Basketball Men’s National Team appearances, the Semifinals, Finals and several games featuring Puerto Rico, Argentina and Mexico. Pablo Viruega, Roberto Abramowitz, Manu Martin and Jerry Olaya will call the games. In addition, ESPNDeportes.com will cover the Latin American teams in the tournament with feature interviews with players and coaches, video analysis and recaps, and onsite reporting from Gonzalo Aqguirregomezcorta.

SportsCenter

Reporter Bob Holtzman will provide on-site reports from Spain for the first week of the FIBA Basketball World Cup while ESPN Insider Marc Stein and analyst Fran Fraschilla will contribute to SportsCenter throughout the entire tournament.

ESPN.com

ESPN Insider Marc Stein will also provide comprehensive, on-site coverage for ESPN.com throughout the entire tournament including breaking news, digital video and more.

USA Basketball Men’s National Team Roster:

The USA Basketball team will be coached by the legendary Mike Krzyzewski and is headlined by Derrick Rose, Stephen Curry, James Harden and Anthony Davis among others.

ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes FIBA Basketball World Cup Schedule:  

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators Location Network(s)
Sat, Aug 30 11:30 a.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup: Argentina vs. Puerto Rico Palacio Municipal de Deportes. Seville, Spain ESPN Deportes
  3:30 p.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup: Finland vs. USA
Kevin Connors, Fran Fraschilla
Bizkaia Arena, Bilbao, Spain ESPN, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN
Sun, Aug 31 11:30 a.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup: Mexico vs. Slovenia Gran Canaria Arena, Las Palmas, Spain ESPN Deportes
  3:30 p.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup: USA vs. Turkey
Kevin Connors, Fran Fraschilla
Bizkaia Arena, Bilbao, Spain ESPN, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN
Tue, Sep 2 11:30 a.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup: New Zealand vs. USA
Marc Kestecher, Fran Fraschilla
Bizkaia Arena, Bilbao, Spain ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN
Wed, Sep 3 7:30 a.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup: Puerto Rico vs. Philippines Palacio Municipal de Deportes, Seville, Spain ESPN Deportes
  3:30 p.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup: USA vs. Dominican Republic
Marc Kestecher, Fran Fraschilla
Bizkaia Arena, Bilbao, Spain ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN
Thu, Sep 4 11:30 a.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup: USA vs. Ukraine
Marc Kestecher, Fran Fraschilla
Bizkaia Arena, Bilbao, Spain ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN
  12 p.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup: Puerto Rico vs. Croatia Palacio Municipal de Deportes, Seville, Spain ESPN Deportes+
TBD TBD FIBA Basketball World Cup Round of 16*
Kevin Connors, Fran Fraschilla
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain ESPN/ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN
Tue, Sep 9 TBD FIBA Basketball World Cup Quarterfinals</strong
Marc Kestecher, Fran Fraschilla
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain ESPN, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN
Wed, Sep 10 12 p.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup Quarterfinals
Marc Kestecher, Fran Fraschilla
Palacio de los Deportes de la Comunidad, Madrid, Spain ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN
  4 p.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup Quarterfinals
Marc Kestecher, Fran Fraschilla
Palacio de los Deportes de la Comunidad, Madrid, Spain ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+, WatchESPN
Thu, Sep 11 3 p.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup Semifinals
Marc Kestecher, Fran Fraschilla
Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain ESPN, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN
Fri, Sep 12 4 p.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup Semifinals
Kevin Connors, Fran Fraschilla
Palacio de los Deportes de la Comunidad, Madrid, Spain ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN
Sun, Sep 14 1 p.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup 3rd Place Game*
Kevin Connors, Fran Fraschilla
Palacio de los Deportes de la Comunidad, Madrid, Spain ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN
  3 p.m. FIBA Basketball World Cup Final
Kevin Connors, Fran Fraschilla
Palacio de los Deportes de la Comunidad, Madrid, Spain ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN

*Delayed

Michael Corn Named Senior EP of GMA; Almin Karamehmedovic Named EP of World News
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ABC News President James Goldston sent the following note to the news division this morning announcing that Michael Corn will become the new senior executive producer of “Good Morning America” and Almin Karamehmedovic will become executive producer of “World News.”

Team,

I have exciting news about new roles for Michael Corn and Almin Karamehmedovic, master storytellers and exceptional leaders in our news division.

As Tom Cibrowski steps away from GMA to become SVP, ABC News Programs, News Gathering and Special Events, Michael will become GMA’s new senior executive producer.  I am thrilled that he is returning to the morning broadcast where he was a senior producer for eight years before joining World News.

Michael leaves World News as the program draws its biggest audience in five years and has just won back-to-back sweeps victories in the key Adults 25-54 demo for the first time in seven years.  He has steadfastly carried on its greatest traditions and unwavering commitment to breaking news while keeping the broadcast fresh and relevant for our growing audience.

In his three years leading the extraordinary World News team as executive producer, the broadcast was unmatched on the big stories and launched new features like Real Money and America Strong that have kept viewers coming back night after night.

Michael and Diane traveled together to cover some of the biggest stories in recent history, including trips to Afghanistan, Newtown, the Gulf Coast after the B.P. oil spill, Memphis during historic floods and Joplin in the wake of devastating tornados.  In 2013, Michael, Diane and the team won the Murrow award for Best Newscast – a great recognition for their tireless work and reporting.

Michael has deep ties at GMA, having been part of our morning team for nearly 10 years.  He helped bring to life GMA’s Whistle-Stop Tour, which memorably took the show through seven states on a traveling broadcast studio on rails, produced the first live broadcast from inside the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta tracking the H1N1 “swine flu” virus, oversaw GMA’s signature investigative series, and manned the overnight desk for the broadcast for several years.

As Michael brings his considerable talents back to Good Morning America, I’m confident that he and the GMA team will lead the show in innovative new directions in the future.

Almin will be the new executive producer of World News.  Since joining ABC News 16 years ago, Almin has worked closely with every anchor of World News since Peter Jennings. He is passionate about great journalism and has a keen eye for a unique mix of stories, exclusives and big interviews that make news.

Almin has reported for ABC News from more than 90 countries and from the front lines of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Balkans, Russia, Sudan and Southern Lebanon.  He has covered the biggest political stories and the drug wars in Mexico; lived among indigenous people in the Amazon; and, memorably, investigated exorcisms in Africa—winning eight Emmys, two Overseas Press Club Awards and two Genesis Awards for his outstanding work.

He was part of the first wave of producers trained to shoot, produce, edit, and get on the air from anywhere in the world.  He has used those abilities to great effect at Nightline, infusing many reports with an intimacy and immediacy that bring our viewers even closer to the heart of a story.

Almin has led our mighty team at Nightline for four years, first as a senior producer and then as executive producer.  On his watch Nightline has steadily gained viewers.  Nightline won the last two major sweeps, drawing ABC’s largest overall audience in the time period during a May and July sweep in 12 years.  The program won the 2014 Murrow Award for Hard News and was just nominated for an astonishing 13 Emmys, including Diane Sawyer’s unforgettable story from Strawberry Mansion high school and David Muir’s incredibly moving profile of an American doctor curing cataract blindness in Ethiopia.

I am confident Almin and David Muir will make a formidable team. Not only do they have a great history of working together, but they also share a similar immersive, urgent, all-access storytelling style.  Their relationship was born very early in their careers at ABC News. While David was reporting live, Almin worked to get Peter Jennings on the air with him during the Saddam Hussein trial.  As a Nightline senior producer, Almin has been involved in some of David’s most memorable stories, including breakthrough reporting on the famine in Mogadishu, Somalia, earthquake in Haiti and tornadoes in Oklahoma.

Diane leaves the broadcast in the strongest possible position. And I cannot wait to see the exceptional broadcast Almin, David and the amazing team at World News will bring to our viewers every night.

Michael and Almin will transition into their new positions over the next few weeks.  Almin will continue to oversee Nightline along with the broadcast’s terrific team of senior producers until we appoint a new EP in due course.

GMA, World News and Nightline, collectively, have added well over a million new viewers in mornings, evenings and late night in the last two years, thanks in many ways to the leadership of Tom, Michael and Almin.

Most importantly, all three share my firm belief that we have an incredible opportunity to serve our audience with news that informs, inspires and empowers them.

With all of your support, hard work, and talent, Tom, Michael and Almin will ensure ABC News delivers exceptional journalism that helps our viewers better understand the world and change the future.

Please join me in congratulating them on these new roles.

James

Tom Cibrowski Named Senior Vice President of ABC News Programs, News Gathering, Special Events
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ABC News President James Goldston sent the following note to the news division this morning announcing that Tom Cibrowski has been promoted to senior vice president of ABC News Programs, News Gathering and Special Events.

Team,

I am delighted to announce that Tom Cibrowski has been promoted to senior vice president, ABC News Programs, News Gathering and Special Events.

For many years Tom has been a true leader at ABC News.  Tom and I served side by side in the trenches at GMA, and I have witnessed countless times his uncanny news sense, his tremendous command of breaking news, and his absolute mastery in the control room.

A veteran producer who has spent nearly 25 years at ABC, Tom has been part of our incredible GMA team for 13 years, the last seven as senior executive producer and executive producer.

With the steadiest hand, Tom took the program to new creative and journalistic heights and oversaw a winning reinvention of the morning show format.  Under his leadership GMA unforgettably snapped NBC’s staggering 16-year streak at #1 and won four Emmys for Best Morning Show and the Murrow award for “Robin’s Journey.”  He held the show steady during times of transition and change—and he leaves GMA #1 in every measure.

Tom joined ABC as a desk assistant and then served as a producer for our bureaus in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Seattle, covered the wars in Bosnia and Iraq, produced interviews with Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton.

From the Boston Marathon bombing to Hurricane Sandy, he was the mastermind behind our hard-charging coverage of breaking news at GMA.  Plus, he made his mark on our international reporting many times, traveling to Iraq with both Diane and Robin and throughout the Middle East with Charlie Gibson.

In his new role, Tom will report to me and spearhead closer collaboration across our many programs, platforms and operations, and help us build an even stronger news division.  He’ll lead ABC News into the future, driving all our platforms to tell even more great stories, cover the biggest events and do the most important journalism.

For many years, Tom has been a great leader at ABC News and a true friend.  I know that he will take us to even greater heights.

Please join me in congratulating him on this exciting new role.

James

Osceola Expressway to Refinance Debt to Reedy Creek Improvement District
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The Osceola Expressway will be refinancing its debt to the Disney controlled Reedy Creek Improvement District. The road, which partially runs through Walt Disney World. Reedy Creek helped fund the road when the construction costs were much higher than anticipated. The 12-mile road goes from the Florida Turnpike to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It helped Disney create access to their Sports Complex, All-Star Resorts, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Previously, Reedy Creek forgave $27 million that was owed to them. For more on this story, read the article in the Orlando Sentinel.

Disney Day 8/26/14
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Every day is a Disney day.  Let’s find out how we are celebrating today with The Walt Disney Company:

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Disney’s Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Mary Poppins continues with the release of the Walt Disney Records Legacy Collection celebrating the 50th anniversary of Mary Poppins. This beautiful book-bound three-disc collectible set features the enchanting music from the film, Mary Poppins Lost chords and excerpts from the P.L. Travers Story Meetings with Don DaGradi and The Sherman Brothers. Plus, this piece includes newly illustrated artwork by Lorelay Bove

If Revenge is more your style, the third season of the ABC series is available on home video. The fourth season of the ABC series will premiere at 10/9c on September 28.

Ten US Open titles and 34 Major crowns overall will be on display, on ESPN’s Primetime at the US Open presented by IBM at 7 p.m. ET when No. 2 seed Roger Federer meets 29-year Marinko Matosevic of Australia, followed by No. 1 Serena Williams vs. 18-year Taylor Townsend, a native of Chicago who trains in Florida. Federer and Williams have five US Open championships and 17 Major titles apiece.

The nightcap is a generational matchup of Americans – the legendary Williams and the promising Townsend, whose left-handed, serve-and-volley play is both entertaining and effective. In 2012, she was the Australian Open girls’ singles champion and became the first American to hold the No. 1 year-end world ranking for junior girls since Gretchen Rush in 1982. She is making her US Open main draw debut.

As always, stay tuned to LaughingPlace.com and @Laughing_Place on Twitter for the latest Disney news all day long.


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