And the Rockets are in the national spotlight this week, with games broadcast on ESPN against the Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers. Theyâre two of six nationally televised Rockets games this month. Is that the star power of Dwight Howard, or are the matchups just the most interesting? How do networks like ESPN and TNT determine which games to show, and why is Houston getting more attention this season? (And thank goodness they are, so that 60% of Houston who normally canât see them due to the CSN Houston carriage standoff, can).
Senior Producer, Houston Matters
Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.