Picks and Pans Review: Viewer's Choice
>AND THE WINNER IS... THIS WEEK, OUTSTANDING PERFORMERS FROM DIFFERENT arenas will be honored at propinquous venues. In its second year, the American Sports Awards, or ESPYs (ESPN, Mon., Feb. 28, 9 p.m. ET), is hosted again by Dennis Miller at Manhattan's Paramount Theater. Among the nominees in 32 categories are Barry Bonds, Mario Lemieux, Steffi Graf and college-basketball star Sheryl Swoopes. Presenters include Bill Murray, Bob Costas, Rosie Perez, Joe Pesci, Bill Cosby and David Letterman. The following night (Tues., March 1, 8 p.m. ET), less than a mile away at Radio City Music Hall, pop music has its turn as the Grammy Awards airs on CBS. In recent years the Grammys have fallen into a pattern of singling out one veteran pop artist for multiple wins. Last year it was Eric Clapton. Before him it was Bonnie Raitt. This year, the likely beneficiary appears to be Sting, with Whitney Houston and Billy Joel probably mopping up the leftovers. Garry Shandling is the host.
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