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Default Keith Olbermann & Aaron Sorkin look back on SportsCenter's influence on Sports Night

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Keith Olbermann was walking up Sixth Avenue in Manhattan when he saw someone approaching he knew but also really didn’t know.

The person Olbermann saw was Josh Charles.

It was the year 2000. Charles was a few months removed from completing the second and final season of “Sports Night.” The Aaron Sorkin-created show portrayed a fictional third-place sports cable network attempting to compete against the real-life Goliaths that were ESPN and Fox.

Charles, along with Peter Krause, Robert Guillaume, Felicity Huffman, Joshua Malina and Sabrina Lloyd, comprised the main cast for a show that won three Emmy Awards despite its brief tenure on ABC. Sorkin drew inspiration from Olbermann and Dan Patrick — the famed ESPN “SportsCenter” duo — with some of the show’s stories based on another former anchor in Craig Kilborn.

Charles and Krause portrayed sports anchors Dan Rydell and Casey McCall, respectively, who...
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