June 10, 2011: Comcast SportsNet to Present Comprehensive Coverage of the 111th U.S. Open

June 10, 2011: Comcast SportsNet to Present Comprehensive Coverage of the 111th U.S. Open
June 10, 2011, 1:53 pm
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COMCAST SPORTSNET TOPRESENT COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF THE 111th U.S. OPENCHAMPIONSHIP AT CONGRESSIONAL
ON-AIR HIGHLIGHTSINCLUDE EXPANDED SPORTSNET CENTRAL FORMAT, LATE WASHINGTON POST LIVE EDITIONS AND SPECIALGUEST ANALYST GARY WILLIAMSEXCLUSIVE CONTENT TO BEFEATURED ON CSNWASHINGTON.COM Bethesda, Md. (June 10, 2011) Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic will present comprehensive coverage ofthe 111th U.S. Open Championship at Congressional Country Club fromMonday, June 13, to Sunday, June 19. The extensive on-air programming andonline content surrounding the event will be guided by the networks largestable of expert analysts, reporters and special guests, including former University of Maryland mens basketball coach GaryWilliams. SportsNetCentral will lead Comcast SportsNets on-air coverage of the U.S. Open throughoutthe week-long tournament with expanded editions, special guest analysts andon-site news, analysis and opinion from Congressional. The daily news program which airs live at 6 p.m., 10 p.m., 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. will be presented in aspecial one-hour format from 6-7 p.m. each day of the tournament (June 13-19),as well as at 10 p.m. on Sunday, June 19. The programs multiple other dailyairings will also feature complete coverage of the U.S. Open throughout theweek.SportsNetCentral coverage of the U.S. Open will be led by Chick Hernandez and BrentHarris from Congressional, with Kelli Johnson and Russ Thaler reporting. Specialguest analyst Gary Williams will be on location with Comcast SportsNet fromFriday, June 17, to Sunday, June 19. Julie Donaldson and Chris Miller willanchor the 6 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. editions of SportsNet Central each dayfrom the studio with the exception of Monday and will be joined by GolfChannels Mike Ritz, who will serve as in-studio analyst. Michael Jenkins willhost the 1 a.m. SportsNet Central.Inaddition to its regular live airings at 5 p.m. each weekday, Washington Post Live with Ivan Carter will also bepresented live at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, and Friday, June 17. Thedaily half-hour talk show will feature a host of golf-related guests including Ritz and John Feinstein throughout the week to deliver news, analysisand opinion surrounding the event.CSNwashington.comwill provide extensive written content and exclusive video surrounding the U.S.Open throughout the week-long tournament. The sites in-depth coverage will beled by a team of experienced reporters, including longtime golf writer LenShapiro, John Eisenberg, Ryan OHalloran and Rich Tandler.