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  • Media Watch: The Simpsons Tackle Esports


    03/19/19

    (Fox)
    The Simpsons features Esports
    The latest episode of The Simpsons sends the family to Seoul to compete in an esport world championship.

    Zack Zwiezen , a writer for game news Kotaku, notes the game Simpson plays is a parody
    of popular esports games League of Legends and Dota 2.


    According to CNBC, the episode highlights the developing interest and importance of the esport industry and community.

    Variety notes that production consulted with Esport constituents to make the episode accurate.

    Former Olympic Special Advisor Hired by Royals
    Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have hired former London Olympic advisor Sara Latham as the head of their communications team.

    Tom Leonard of The Daily Mail reports that Latham has worked for former presidents Bill Clinton, and Barrack Obama.

    Jenny Proudfoot of Marie Claire writes about Latham's extensive background in communications, including her work as an Olympic advisor to the U.K.

    60 Minutes Covers Monaco 
    60 Minutes on CBS visits Monaco for a look at life in the Principality headed by IOC member Prince Albert, affectionatley known as "the Boss".

    Gold Medalist Johnny 'Lam' Jones, 60
    Johnny 'Lam' Jones, gold medalist at the 1976 Olympics died March 14 in Texas. USA Today has more on his career as an Olympian and NFL star.

    The New York Times reports that former teammates in Texas raised money for medical costs.

    Rich Cimini, a writer for ESPN, regards Jones as one of the most celebrated athletes in Texas history.

    John Werner of the Waco Tribune-Herald reflected on a high school meet 43 years ago that highlighted the tenacity, drive, and ambition Jones possessed as a young athlete.

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