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Monday Night Football and the Football "Show"
by How to Watch Television `

In bringing professional football to primetime, ABC's Monday Night Football introduced the visual, technical, and narrative grammar now common in sports coverage. Victoria Johnson examines the history of the show and its branding in her essay in How to Watch Television.

This Commentary is related to the following Clips:
Monday Night Football Opening - 1973 by ABC (1973) This opening for Monday Night Football, early in the program's lifetime on ABC, exhibits an appeal to the "show" of sport.