CONTAINING LINKS TO 1280 STORIES FROM THE NETWORKS' NIGHTLY NEWSCASTS
     COMMENTS: Over Par

"Losing luster and money"--ABC's John Berman"His career seems in freefall"--CBS' Bill Whitaker (no link)"Reputation in freefall"--NBC's Lee Cowan (no link). All three newscasts continued to cover the fate of Tiger Woods. Yet, presumably because of rights issues surrounding fair use of copyrighted sports footage, only ABC decided to post its report as an online videostream. NBC's Cowan, in his report on Friday, calculated that "the amount of tabloid ink spilled on the Tiger Woods story would likely fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool"--which must surely be an underestimate. Both CBS' Whitaker and ABC's Berman warned that audiences for PGA tournaments will likely shrink now that Woods has decided to withdraw from competition. "When Woods was out with an injury last year TV ratings dropped by 50%," ABC's Berman reminded us.

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