PTI Creator Erik Rydholm on Show's 10-Year Anniversary

DC Sports Bog

When Erik Rydholm first wrote up his plan for an ESPN television show featuring Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon, he kept his goals fairly modest. 

“I do remember writing that, if done right, this is the type of show that lasts 20 years on television,” Rydholm said last week.

The show, of course, was Pardon the Interruption. Rydholm’s optimistic 18-page treatment earned him the job as coordinating producer for the show; he’s since become its executive producer and grand poobah. And while PTI hasn’t yet made it to the two decade mark, it’s celebrating its 10-year anniversary this week. Heck, that’s longer than Kornheiser’s columnettes lasted.

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