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Dan Patrick plans 'confessional booth' for TV simulcast

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Dan Patrick's radio show, which has produced an impressive series of newsmaking interviews in recent months, Monday will begin simulcasting on DirecTV.

But Patrick plans several enhancements beyond a straight simulcast.

Below is a (verbatim) list of wacky stuff a diligent p.r. man emailed me the other day. I am a customer of Cablevision, which owns Newsday, so I'm going to have to take his word for all this.

While the Dan Patrick radio show takes its regular commercial breaks, DirecTV cameras will continue to roll, capturing the underbelly of national sports talk radio, the unique “team” of personalities, producers, production assistants, talent bookers and present a glimpse of “the show behind the show.”

·         The show will capture Patrick’s trademark humor and daily interaction with production staff, the popular “Dan-ettes” as well as revealing the behind-the-scenes antics and interstitial videos to bring the life within a national talk sports radio production to life like never before. 

·         In a tip of the hat to classic reality TV format, Dan and production team members will enter a “confessional booth” intermittently throughout the program to share their funny, sarcastic and pointed opinions about how the show is progressing each day as well as on current and topical subjects from the sports world.

·         An entire studio has been constructed in Connecticut specifically for the purposes of the new show and unique format. The studio features four robotic cameras (controlled from DirecTVs broadcast center in L.A.), a functional kitchen and bar and the requisite sports area including a golf simulator where Dan works to improve his handicap, basketball court complete with scoreboard and a running sports ticker.

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