Here's an interesting read called: Poker Draws Major Attention. And a little bit:
Although ESPN made its contract with former Horseshoe owner Becky Binion Behnen, Harrah's will honor the deal. The 2004 WSOP will start on April 22 and culminate with a $10,000 buy-in, no-limit, hold 'em championship at the downtown casino on May 22. ESPN will film the entire event to run as a seven-part series consisting of about 20 one-hour episodes.Wow, that sounds cool... 20 episodes! That's the equivalent to a season long drama. Some TV sitcoms and dramas only sign a 26 episode run, and that is considered an entire season.