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    Sportscaster James Brown learned to love sports growing up in D.C.

    By Fred Bowen,September 11, 2013

    With the football season underway, fans will be seeing a lot of James Brown. A native of Washington, he is the host of “The NFL Today” on CBS and “Inside the NFL” on Showtime. I talked to him recently about his jobs and about his childhood.

    KidsPost: Where were you born?

    James Brown: I was born in Southeast Washington, D.C., in the shadow of what is now the Nationals stadium. Later, my family moved to Northeast Washington near Catholic University. I attended Bunker Hill E.S. and Backus Middle School, although we called it “junior high” in those days.

    KP: What did you learn as a kid that helps you now as a sports broadcaster?

    J.B.: I was the oldest of five children. My father and mother taught us the importance of teamwork and sharing. We all had chores in the house. My chores included washing dishes, waxing floors and ironing clothes. But teamwork and sharing are important in my jobs as a host. The host has to make everyone look good.