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CBS Won't Bow to Burk Request

September 20, 2002|Thomas Bonk

Martha Burk of the National Council of Women's Organizations released the contents of a letter Thursday to CBS Sports in which she asked the network to drop coverage of the Masters until Augusta National Golf Club admits women members.

In the letter, addressed to CBS Sports President Sean McManus, Burk said that because the Masters is held at a club "flaunting ... sex discrimination" she found it "astonishing that CBS would even consider such a broadcast."

CBS has televised the Masters on one-year contracts since 1958.

McManus responded immediately to Burk and released the contents of his own letter Thursday. McManus thanked Burk for corresponding, but said the network has no intention of dropping the Masters.

"CBS will cover the Masters," McManus said in his letter. "To not do so would be a disservice to the fans of this major championship."

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