FOX SPORTS GOES 1-ON-1 WITH SPORTS' BIGGEST NAMES
Stars of FOX Sports Interview the Biggest Stars in Sports
New York - In today's super-connected world of Twitter, Facebook and the like, fans feel closer to the athletes they watch than ever before. However, these social interactions offer only small pieces of what life is really like for the man or woman competing on the field. FOX SPORTS 1-ON-1, a half-hour program airing on FOX Sports 1, America's new sports network, bridges that gap, as the stars of FOX Sports interview the biggest stars in sports, going in-depth with some of sports' top figures.
The FOX SPORTS 1-ON-1 series offers a rare forum for some of the biggest names in sports to share their insight, reflections and opinions on their careers and lives. The first episode pairs two all-time NFL greats and Super Bowl XLII opponents, as FOX Sports' Michael Strahan sits down with legendary New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The episode premieres the day of FOX Sports 1's launch, Saturday, Aug. 17, at 2:30 PM ET.
"FOX SPORTS 1-ON-1 is as close to live and uncut as you can get," said FOX Sports Executive Producer John Entz. "It gives fans an up-close and personal look at some of their favorite sports heroes, done in a way that only FOX Sports can, with our unique point of view and credible and entertaining hosts."
In addition to Strahan and Brady, some of the upcoming FOX SPORTS 1-ON-1 features include Curt Menefee with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson; John Lynch with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, and Chris Myers with NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley.
FOX SPORTS 1-ON-1 is produced by PT Navarro.
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About FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports 1 is a new national 24-hour multi-sport channel launching on August 17 and boasts nearly 5,000 hours of live event, news and original programming annually. The channel has eight pillar sports: college basketball and football, MLB (in 2014), NASCAR, NFL (ancillary programs), USGA events including the U.S. Open (2015), soccer and UFC. College football is highlighted by regular season coverage of Big 12, Pac-12 and Conference USA games, while the college basketball spotlight shines on the Big East, Big 12, Pac-12 and Conference USA and the Big East men's basketball tournament. Starting in 2014, select MLB League Championship Series and Division Series games as well as regular season games are coming to the channel. FOX Sports 1 also carries select NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events beginning in 2015; NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races; the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race; and all Speedweeks coverage, including Daytona 500 Qualifying, Sprint Unlimited at Daytona, (2014, 2017-22) the Budweiser Duel, and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NCWTS Practice and Qualifying sessions. Additionally, FOX Sports 1 carries NASCAR RACEDAY, NASCAR VICTORY LANE and RACE HUB shows. The channel also carries the world's most prolific club soccer competitions, like UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and CONCACAF Champions League, along with the world's oldest soccer competition, the FA Cup; plus CONCACAF Gold Cup; CONCACAF Qualifiers, EURO 2016 Qualifiers; 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers; FIFA Women's World Cup in 2015 and 2019; FIFA Men's World Cup in 2018 and 2022. In addition to Saturday pay-per-view preliminary cards, Wednesday nights are home to the UFC with UFC TONIGHT, live events and THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER. In Feb. 2014, FOX Sports 1 partners with The Jockey Club for newly created package of nationally televised races featuring the leading horses in the country. FOX SPORTS LIVE is FOX Sports 1's flagship 24/7 news, opinion and highlights program, providing around the clock coverage through regularly scheduled programs, hourly updates and an information rich ticker. Original programs include: FOX FOOTBALL DAILY, CROWD GOES WILD, a new live sports entertainment talk show hosted by Regis Philbin; and the groundbreaking BEING: documentary franchise. FOX Sports GO, a groundbreaking authenticated mobile sports experience for iPhone, iPad, Android devices and the web, serves as the channel's digital extension. The app offers more than 1,100 live games and events from cross FOX Sports, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports' 22 regional sports networks, as well as scores, highlights, news, stats and analysis. For more information visit www.FOXSports.com/FOXSports1.