Cari Champion and Jemele Hill have teamed up for a new late-night talk show.
On Wednesday night, the former ESPN anchors debuted their new series Stick to Sports on Vice TV. The name for the show comes from a common refrain that the two would hear when they worked as anchors for the sports channel.
“Stick to Sports came to us because it’s something we often hear,” Champion told Fast Company. “Especially while we were working at ESPN, we would hear it whenever we talked about something that someone deemed wasn’t our particular area of expertise.”
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Champion is specifically talking about her vocal support for Colin Kaepernick and his controversial kneeling protests. Now, the two TV hosts are sharing their opinions on sports, pop culture and politics on the new series, and say they won’t be holding anything back.
“Most of this conversation, particularly in media, has been framed by men,” Hill shared. “And the unique position that Black women are in is that we have to deal with both misogyny and racism at the same time. We’re hoping to bring some of these issues to light and have nuanced conversations about them.”
Stick to Sports airs Wednesday nights on Vice TV.
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