Podcasts of previous broadcasts available by clicking here
Click here for podcasts available on iTunes
Radio/TV/Media Columnist


April 2014


Doug Miles Media

Julie Budd interview with Doug Miles about her new CD "They Wrote the Songs"

2014 Thursday Night Football Broadcast Schedule

(New York) The CBS Television Network and NFL Network announce the Thursday Night Football prime time broadcast schedule for the 2014 NFL season.  This year marks the inaugural partnership between CBS Sports and NFL Network in broadcasting Thursday Night Football and features the most marquee match-ups ever on Thursday night, including 14 divisional rivalries. The 16-game Thursday Night Football schedule kicks off on September 11 with Steelers vs. Ravens from Baltimore and ends with a Week 16 Saturday double-header on December 20. 


The 2014 Thursday Night Football schedule will feature games from Weeks 2-8 and Week 16 (Saturday) broadcast on CBS that also will be simulcast on NFL Network.  The Thursday Night Football schedule in Weeks 9-12 and Weeks 14-16 will be televised on NFL Network, and will be simulcast on over-the-air stations in the primary markets of the participating teams. All Thursday Night Football games will kick off at 8:25 PM ET, with the exception of the Week 16 Saturday double-header – NFL Network (4:30 PM ET) and CBS (8:00 PM ET).  


The Thursday Night Football schedule is highlighted by Giants vs. Redskins (Week 4), Jets vs. Patriots (Week 7), Saints vs. Panthers (Week 9), as well as Cowboys vs. Bears (Week 14), and features 11 playoff teams from 2013 – including seven division winners. Five-time MVP Peyton Manning headlines a list of prominent stars to appear on this year’s Thursday Night Football schedule, along with Adrian Peterson (2012 MVP), Aaron Rodgers (2011 MVP), and Tom Brady (2010 & 2007 MVP), former No. 1 overall picks Andrew Luck, Cam Newton and Eli Manning, 2013 Defensive Player of the Year Luke Kuechly and cornerback Darrelle Revis.


The entire 16-game Thursday Night Football schedule will also be streamed live on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (, the NFL app on XBOX, including interactive features from Microsoft, and through Watch NFL Network (, with participating cable and satellite providers.


The Thursday Night Football schedule on CBS, also simulcast on NFL Network includes:


Sept. 11 (Week 2):  Steelers at Ravens           Oct. 9 (Week 6):         Colts at Texans

Sept. 18 (Week 3):  Buccaneers at Falcons    Oct. 16 (Week 7):       Jets at Patriots

Sept. 25 (Week 4):  Giants at Redskins          Oct. 23 (Week 8):       Chargers at Broncos

Oct. 2 (Week 5):     Vikings at Packers           Dec. 20 (Week 16):     Chargers at 49ers/Eagles at Redskins*


The Thursday Night Football schedule on NFL Network includes:


Oct. 30 (Week 9):     Saints at Panthers          Dec. 4 (Week 14):       Cowboys at Bears

Nov. 6 (Week 10):    Browns at Bengals        Dec. 11 (Week 15):     Cardinals at Rams

Nov. 13 (Week 11):  Bills at Dolphins            Dec. 18 (Week 16):     Titans at Jaguars

Nov. 20 (Week 12):  Chiefs at Raiders           Dec. 20 (Week 16):     Chargers at 49ers/Eagles at Redskins*


To view the entire 2014 NFL schedule, visit and


The full slate of 16 regular-season Thursday Night Football games will be produced by CBS with its broadcasters and production team, including Jim Nantz and Phil Simms. Nantz and Simms also will announce select games on Sunday on CBS. NFL Network hosts and analysts will be featured in the pregame, halftime and postgame shows along with CBS Sports announcers.


This season marks both the 55th year of NFL broadcasts on the CBS Television Network and the ninth year of Thursday Night Football games on NFL Network. In 2013, NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football set rating and viewership records. Including the audience from over-the-air broadcasts in local markets, NFL Network’s 13-game schedule of Thursday Night Football broadcasts finished with a record-high per game average audience of 8 million viewers, up 10% from 2012, marking the fifth-consecutive year that Thursday Night Football has set an all-time high viewership mark.


*The kickoff times for each of the Saturday games – Philadelphia at Washington and San Diego at San Francisco – will be determined at a later date.

Follow me at

Dr Martin J. Blaser author "Missing Microbes" on "Book Talk"

"Sports Talk" with Don Henderson and Doug Miles 4/21/14

Current Sports Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Doug Miles on BlogTalkRadio

Sarasota Open USTA Pro Circuit Men’s Tournament Final Results

(Longboat Key, FL) The final match of the 2014 Sarasota Open took place Sunday at the Tennis Gardens at Longboat Key Club, bringing to a close another great year that saw amazing tennis play on center court and a showcase for some of the rising stars on the USTA roster.

Nick Kyrgios (AUS) emerged the victor over Filip Krajinovic (SR in a crowd-pleasing match, 7-6, (10) 6-4. The 18 year old Australian, currently #9 in the Australian rankings and # 221 in the ATP rankings, has a number of credits to his honor including Juniors titles in the Roland Garros, Wimbledon and 2013 Australian Open.

“I am looking forward to coming back to Sarasota and defending my title,” stated the current Sarasota Open champion.

Marin Draganja (CRO) and Henri Kontinen (FIN) took the trophy as the Doubles Champions, beating Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) and Franko Skugor (CRO) 7-5, 5-7, 10-6.

The popular tournament, which enjoyed a strong attendance this year also featured a number of upgrades including live entertainment and the addition of the Paragon Art Festival during the final weekend of the tournament. Tennis Hall of Fame inductee Nick Bollettieri was honored as well, and hosted a number of book-signing sessions at the event.

RESULTS - APRIL 20, 2014
Men's Singles - Finals
N Kyrgios (AUS) d F Krajinovic (SR 7-6, (10) 6-4

Men's Doubles - Finals
[2] M Draganja (CRO) / H Kontinen (FIN) d [Q] R Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) / F Skugor (CRO) 7-5, 5-7, 10-6

Follow me at


Dan Harris ABC News "Nightline" anchor talks about his book "10 Percent Happier"

CBS Sports Network Announces 2014 Mountain West Football Television Schedule

CBS Sports Network kicks off its ninth season of Mountain West football coverage in 2014 with 22 games, including 13 Conference match-ups and nine non-conference games.

The schedule begins on Saturday, Aug. 30 (8:00 PM, ET) with Washington at Hawai’i. In addition to 18 Saturday games, CBS Sports Network also features a package of four Friday night games, beginning on Friday, Sept. 12 (10:00 PM, ET) when Northern Illinois visits UNLV.

CBS Sports Network, which is the Mountain West’s primary rights holder, is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DIRECTV Channel 221 and DISH Network Channel 158.  For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to

Below is the complete 2014 CBS Sports Network Mountain West football schedule (all times ET).





Sat., Aug. 30

Washington at Hawai'i

8:00 PM


Sat., Sept. 6

Arizona State at New Mexico

7:00 PM


Sat., Sept. 6

Oregon State at Hawai'i

10:30 PM


Fri., Sept. 12

Northern Illinois at UNLV

10:00 PM


Sat., Sept. 13

Wake Forest at Utah State

7:00 PM


Sat., Sept. 13

Nebraska at Fresno State

10:30 PM


Sat., Sept. 20

Louisiana at Boise State

10:30 PM


Sat., Sept. 27

Boise State at Air Force*

7:00 PM


Sat., Sept. 27

Nevada at San Jose State*

10:30 PM


Fri., Oct. 3

San Diego State at Fresno State*

10:00 PM


Sat., Oct. 4

Navy at Air Force

3:30 PM


Sat., Oct. 4

Boise State at Nevada*

10:30 PM


Sat., Oct. 11

Colorado State at Nevada*

10:30 PM


Sat., Oct. 18

Utah State at Colorado State*

7:00 PM


Sat., Oct. 18

Hawai'i at San Diego State*

10:30 PM


Sat., Nov. 1

Colorado State at San Jose State*

7:00 PM


Sat., Nov. 1

San Diego State at Nevada*

10:30 PM


Sat., Nov. 8

Boise State at New Mexico*

7:00 PM


Sat., Nov. 8

San Jose State at Fresno State*

10:30 PM


Fri., Nov. 21

Air Force at San Diego State*

9:30 PM


Fri., Nov. 28

Colorado State at Air Force*

3:30 PM


Sat., Nov. 29

San Jose State at San Diego State*

3:30 PM


*Mountain West Game

Follow me at

ABC Action News I-Team Wins Sigma Delta Chi Award for Excellence in Journalism

(Tampa, FL) An ABC Action News I-Team investigation was honored with a prestigious, national award from The Society of Professional Journalists. The comprehensive, in-depth coverage titled “Incapacitated: Florida's Guardianship Program” was recognized with the highly respected Sigma Delta Chi Award for Excellence in Journalism. ABC Action News was the only large-market TV news organization in the United States to receive this award this year for investigative reporting.

This comes just days after the journalists of the Associated Press awarded the same investigation as being the “best investigative reporting” in the state of Florida.

The SPJ judges’ comments reinforce the commitment ABC Action News puts on quality journalism and investigations that make a difference in peoples’ lives.

“Very strong story that not only exposed harm done to individual victims of the Guardianship program, but also made the case for institutional reforms to prevent injustices in the future.”

“Thoroughly reported, well written, shot and edited.”

 “A real service to the entire community.”

 “Excellent job!”

The ABC Action News I-Team, specifically Adam Walser, Fran Gilpin, Randy Wright and Doug Iten, first started looking into Florida's Guardianship Program after learning 99-year-old William Berchau had been placed in an Alzheimer's unit by his guardian, despite strong evidence from those who know him best that he didn't belong there. In Florida, guardians are not required to get appraisals before selling wards' homes or required to be accompanied while doing initial inventories of personal possessions. Often, relatives aren't allowed to review what reportedly came out of their loved ones' homes. Judges, in some cases, have disregarded signed legal documents that delegated powers-of-attorney, medical decision-making and other legal authorities to their relatives before wards were incapacitated. The ABC Action News I-Team interviewed friends and family members of wards, experts in the guardian field and others to get a deeper sense of what's going on within this system that remains invisible to most members of the public.

For more on the investigation, the troubles with the guardianship program, personal stories and resources to help those in the bay area, follow this link:

The Sigma Delta Chi Awards date back to 1932. The awards recognize the best in professional journalism in categories covering print, radio, television, newsletters, art/graphics, online and research. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press.

Follow me at

Sarasota Open Men’s Tournament Results, April 15, 2014 and Order of Play for April 16, 2014

(Longboat Key, FL) The second day of main draw action at the Sarasota Open saw Donald Young (USA) defeat Alex Zverev (GER) and Alex Bogomolov, Jr (RUS) defeat Gianni Mina (FRA).  Mischa Zverev (GER) beat out Bobby Reynolds (USA) to head in to tomorrow’s line-up.

Wednesday’s featured charity is the Center for Building Hope.

RESULTS - APRIL 15, 2014 Men's Singles - First Round

 [1] A Bogomolov Jr. (RUS) d [Q] G Mina (FRA) 7-5, 6-3

 [2] D Young (USA) d [Q] A Zverev (GER) 6-4, 7-5

 A Arnaboldi (ITA) d [3] J Sock (USA) 5-7, 7-6 (4) 6-1

 [WC] D Kosakowski (USA) d [4] M Russell (USA) 6-2, 6-3

 J Ward (GBR) d [7] F Bagnis (ARG) 6-2, 6-2

 [8] P Polansky (CAN) d I Bozoljac (SR 7-6 (2) 7-6 (5)

 F Krajinovic (SR d [WC] S Bangoura (USA) 6-4, 6-2

 F Dustov (UZ d R Williams (USA) 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (5)

 G Melzer (AUT) d [Q] N Nakagawa (JPN) 6-1, 6-3

 [Q] A Veic (CRO) d I Marchenko (UKR) 5-7, 6-2, 6-1

 J McGee (IRL) d [WC] M Styslinger (USA) 7-6 (1) 6-1

 M Zverev (GER) d B Reynolds (USA) 6-3, 6-3

ORDER OF PLAY - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014 Center Court start 11:00 AM

 J Kerr (AUS) / A Kuznetsov (USA) vs [2] M Draganja (CRO) / H Kontinen (FIN)

Not Before 12:30

 M Zverev (GER) vs [2] D Young (USA)

 R Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) vs N Kyrgios (AUS)

Not Before 18:30

 T Daniel (JPN) vs F Dancevic (CAN)

Court 4 start 11:00 AM

 [WC] J Jenkins (USA) / M Styslinger (USA) vs R Junaid (AUS) / A Shamasdin (CAN)

Not Before 12:00

 A Arnaboldi (ITA) vs G Melzer (AUT)

 R Bemelmans (BEL) / M Russell (USA) vs J Cerretani (USA) / A Siljestrom (SWE)

 [4] G Kretschmer (GER) / A Satschko (GER) vs A Arnaboldi (ITA) / A Bogomolov Jr. (RUS)

 N Monroe (USA) / D Young (USA) vs [3] K Skupski (GBR) / N Skupski (GBR)

 [1] S Lipsky (USA) / M Venus (NZL) vs [Q] R Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) / F Skugor (CRO) 00

Follow me at

"Sports Talk" with Don Henderson and Doug Miles 4/14/14

New Radio Internet Radio with Doug Miles on BlogTalkRadio

Blog Software
Blog Software