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Michael Phelps' record eighth gold medal catapulted NBC to its best Saturday night ratings since 1990, with almost 40 million tuning in around 11 p.m. EDT to watch Phelps and the U.S. team win the 4x100m medley relay at the Beijing Olympics.
WASHINGTON -- On a night when Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were debating on TV and the pope was in the U.S., the place to be was annual Radio-TV Correspondents Dinner, complete with the comedy stylings of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Vice President Dick Cheney.
ESPN might get all the headlines and plaudits, but Versus -- the other Stamford, Conn.-based sports channel led by Gavin Harvey, pictured -- is carving out a niche for itself in the unforgiving world of sports TV, PAUL GOUGH writes.