Cincinnati sports anchor Ken Broo, 57, who broke into television in the 1970s at KWTV-9 and Tulsa’s KOTV-6, is at home recovering from heart surgery. Broo woke up Christmas eve morning with severe chest pains. His wife drove him to the hospital, and he was soon in surgery, where a cardiologist inserted three arterial stents to overcome a 100 percent coronary blockage. He was out of the hospital 48 hours later.
“I don’t smoke. I don’t drink. I eat healthy. I work out three days a week,” he told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “I asked how this could happen, and they said it could be genetic. And that’s kind of scary.”
– The History Channel looks at a bitter family racing feud in “Madhouse,” which debuts at 9 p.m. Sunday. The 13-episode series follows the rivalry between the Myers and the Millers at one of NASCAR’s oldest short tracks in Winston-Salem, N.C.
– NFL Films’ “Full Color Football: The History of the American Football League,” which aired on Showtime last fall, debuts at 7 p.m. Friday on the NFL Network. The five-part series features new introductions by John Madden as he gives his personal insights into the AFL.
– The MLB Network will air “Holy Land Hardball,” a documentary on the formation of the Israel Baseball League in 2007, at 8 p.m. Sunday.