ESPN2’s 2008 Outdoors Programming Includes President Bush, Bassmaster Classic
ESPN Outdoors kicks off with a bang in 2008. The third episode of
the show Offshore Adventures, which airs Sunday, Jan. 13, will feature President Bush
and husband-and-wife hosts Chris and Melissa Fischer searching for striped bass
on the Chesapeake Bay out of
In February, ESPN2 delivers live coverage of bass fishing’s premier event,
the 2008 Bassmaster Classic, set for Feb. 22-24 on South
Hartwell. ESPN2 will air
more than 11 hours of coverage from the event, which awards $500,000 to the
The ESPN Outdoors show lineup also includes new episodes of fan-favorite
shows, such as Driven to Hunt and World’s Greatest Fishing Show.
“We will continue to serve outdoors fans with quality programming,” said
Todd Myers, director of programming for ESPN Outdoors. “We are excited about
the strong mix of shows that will provide solid information that can be applied
in the outdoors.”
Also in February, during Super Bowl week on Feb. 2, Beat Charlie Moore, the
popular show in which Moore challenges local anglers to try to beat him on
their home waters, will feature former NFL quarterback great Doug Flutie.
Saturdays are anchored by the Bassmaster Tournament Trail, a one-hour show
after each of the 2008 season’s 11 Bassmaster Elite Series events, the most
prestigious level of tournament fishing. Also on Saturdays, World’s Greatest
Fishing Show, with ESPN Outdoors television personality Mark Zona, brings the
excitement of recreational fishing to fans.
On Sundays, when hunting programming kicks off in July, ESPN Outdoors will
feature the return of Driven to Hunt, a popular, 30-minute weekly program that
follows NASCAR’s top drivers, owners and crew chiefs into the field for
challenging adventures with television’s top hunting hosts: Bill Jordan, David
Blanton and Michael Waddell of Realtree Outdoors.
Also from Team Realtree, the top-rated Realtree Outdoors, one of the longest
running outdoors programs on cable television, will be packed with product
information and hunting tips from the Realtree pros.
Host Tom Miranda is back with Territories in the Wild, formerly known as
Advantage Adventures. An expert bow-hunter, Miranda goes toe-to-toe with some
of the world’s most dangerous animals, offering viewers some of the most
exhilarating hunting experiences.
In 2007, fishing fans had a chance to bid farewell to The Fishin’ Hole
presented by Stihl, which had been on for 25 years. Show host Jerry McKinnis
retired and the second-longest running show on ESPN behind SportsCenter ended
its legendary run.
Complete ESPN Outdoors programming aired on ESPN2 can also be found on www.ESPNOutdoors.com.