Episode 78 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features James Andrew Miller, the best-selling author of books on CAA, ESPN and Saturday Night Live the host of the “Origins” podcast. His latest project is a deep dive into HBO. In this podcast, Miller discusses the prospect of ABC airing Monday Night Football and whether ESPN could afford not to have MNF on cable; the interest at Disney in airing a Super Bowl; why he believes Stephen A. Smith’s annual salary will ultimately top $10 million; how ESPN decides on salaries such as Smith’s; whether it is fair to question ESPN’s talent layoffs when the company is paying big money for talent elsewhere; ESPN staffers navigating social media thoughts about the 2020 Presidential Election; Jim’s new book project on HBO and how much sports will play a part in the book; his upcoming “Origins” podcast on the 20th anniversary of the film, “Almost Famous” and much more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more.
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