ESPN planning ‘Dog Day’ event for August — err, Dogust 24

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ESPN is planning a daylong celebration of man’s best friend — the dog.

In connection to International Dog Day, which is Aug. 26, the network will feature special dog themed segments during its Aug. 24, 2019 broadcast schedule.

Katie Nolan will host special features throughout the day, including on “SportsCenter,” and ESPN’s social media.

Special programming includes an app-only 11:30 a.m. eastern “preshow” featuring visiting dogs to the ESPN campus in Bristol, Connecticut.

At noon, ESPN2 will air “ESPN Dog Day Championship Pup” that will feature dogs competing around the ESPN campus.

ESPN2 will also dedicate its 1 p.m. hour to “Dog Tales”  that brings together the “E:60” and “SportsCenter SC Featured” franchises for four in-depth stories of dogs and the important things they bring to athletes of all types.

2 p.m. will feature a half hour edition of “Always Late with Katie Nolan” where Nolan will pop by some ESPN sets and have some fun at the expense of some notable ESPN anchors.

ESPN2 will also air “Flyball: The Ultimate Dog Relay” and the “2019 AKC Agility Premier Cup.”

The day will be capped off by a showing of Disney’s “Air Bud” at 4 p.m.

ESPN will then repeat the first four hours of programming on ESPNews from 6 to 10 p.m.

Following that, ESPNews will air highlights from the 2004 and 2005 ESPN Great Outdoor Games that include dogs.

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