Pardon the Interruption (abbreviated PTI) is a sports television show that airs weekdays on various ESPN TV channels, TSN, ESPN America, XM, and Sirius satellite radio services, and as a downloadable podcast. It is hosted by Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon, who discuss, and frequently argue over, the top stories of the day in 'sports... and other stuff' (as Kornheiser put it in the show's original promo). They had previously done this off-air in The Washington Post newsroom. Either Tony Reali (host of ESPN's Around the Horn) or the uncredited 'producer over the loudspeaker' serves as moderator for parts of the show, which is filmed in Washington, D.C.; Around The Horn also originates from the same studio. Similar in format to Siskel and Ebert, PTI is known for its humorous and often loud tone, as well as the 'rundown' graphic which lists the topics yet to be discussed on the right-hand side of the screen.
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