CBS producer explains why showing crying kids on NCAA Tournament broadcasts will continue

The 2018 NCAA Tournament has featured drama, heart-stopping shots and memories to last a lifetime. But the multiple examples of CBS and Turner Sports showing crying kids to the world has created controversy.

More than a few people have voiced their displeasure with CBS and Turner Sports choosing to show crying kids shortly after a tournament game goes final. However, don’t expect those displays to end soon.

CBS executive producer Harold Bryant told Yahoo Sports’ Henry Bushnell that scenes of kids crying in the NCAA Tournament are “part of the emotion” that the broadcasts are attempting to showcase to the audience watching throughout the country. It doesn’t sound like he’s considering a change in strategy.

“It’s part of the drama and the storytelling of the tournament,” Bryant told Bushnell. “It’s part of the emotion. We try to capture the emotion and we try to strike that right balance.”

The debate over what the right balance should be when it comes to this issue won’t end soon. Likely, there will be some observers who will continue to dislike the thought of crying kids being part of NCAA Tournament broadcasts. But you can see Bryant’s point in that an image of a crying kid captures a game’s emotion in a strong way, for better or for worse. Viewers can decide for themselves if this goes too far.

The NCAA Tournament continues with Sweet 16 play beginning on Thursday night.

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