CBS WAS THERE FOR THE FIRST AND WILL BE THERE FOR THE 50TH
CBS SPORTS TO BROADCAST SUPER BOWL 50 LIVE ON SUNDAY, FEB. 7
Jim Nantz and Phil Simms Joined by Tracy Wolfson and Evan Washburn to Call Historic Super Bowl
CBS Sports' Seven Hours of Super Bowl Pre-Game Coverage Featuring
"The Super Bowl Today" Originates from Four Sets - One Set in Super Bowl City in
San Francisco and Three Sets from Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara
James Brown Hosts Eighth Super Bowl with Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, Along with
Tony Gonzalez and Bart Scott Making Their Super Bowl Broadcast Debuts
CBS Sports Network's Extended Post-Game Show,
"Super Bowl Today Post-Game Show," Wraps Up CBS's Super Bowl Coverage
On Jan. 15, 1967, CBS Sports' Ray Scott and Jack Whitaker welcomed viewers of the CBS Television Network to "this first meeting ever between the American Football League and National Football League," in what would become known as Super Bowl I.
On Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 (6:30 PM, ET, kick-off), CBS Sports' Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will set the scene to call the Golden Celebration of that "first meeting" as the CBS Television Network culminates its coverage of the 2015-2016 NFL season with SUPER BOWL 50, live from Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. SUPER BOWL 50 will mark the Network's 19th Super Bowl broadcast overall, the most of any network.
Nantz and Simms will call the action, marking their fourth time calling the game together. Nantz will call play-by-play for his fourth Super Bowl and sixth overall as he hosted two others for the Network. Simms will provide analysis for his eighth Super Bowl, second only to John Madden as analyst for the most Super Bowl broadcasts, and the sixth for CBS Sports. Nantz and Simms will be joined on the broadcast by reporters Tracy Wolfson and Evan Washburn, who will serve as sideline reporters for their first Super Bowl, as well as NFL Officiating Expert Mike Carey.
The Network's live four-hour Super Bowl pre-game show, THE SUPER BOWL TODAY (2:00 PM, ET), will include host James Brown, analysts Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, Tony Gonzalez and Bart Scott, along with Ian Eagle, Greg Gumbel, Trent Green and Amy Trask, NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, as well as reporters Wolfson, Washburn and Allie LaForce, and Contributor Jim Rome. Other contributing guests including players and coaches will be announced later.
Brown will host his eighth Super Bowl pre-game show, while Gonzalez and Scott will make their Super Bowl broadcast debuts. Also working their first Super Bowl broadcast will be Eagle, Green, Trask, Carey, and LaForce.
CBS Sports' coverage of SUPER BOWL 50 will begin at 11:00 AM, ET with seven hours of pregame* followed by SUPER BOWL 50 and post-game coverage.
11:00 AM, ET - SUPER BOWL 50: BEFORE THEY WERE PROS (NFL Films)
12:00 NOON, ET - ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL (NFL Films)
1:00 PM, ET - PHIL SIMMS ALL-IRON TEAM: SUPER BOWL EDITION
2:00-6:00 PM, ET - THE SUPER BOWL TODAY
6:00-6:30 PM, ET - SUPER BOWL ON CBS KICK-OFF SHOW
6:30 PM, ET - SUPER BOWL 50
*Detailed descriptions below.
In addition, CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour cable home of CBS Sports, will debut its Super Bowl coverage with more than 75 hours of original programming including extended post-game coverage with SUPER BOWL TODAY POST-GAME SHOW, hosted by Brown, Esiason, Cowher, Gonzalez and Scott.
Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports and serves as Executive Producer for the Network's coverage of THE NFL ON CBS and SUPER BOWL 50. David Berson is President, CBS Sports. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Senior Vice President, Production, CBS Sports. SUPER BOWL 50 will be produced by Lance Barrow, Coordinating Producer and Lead Game Producer, THE NFL ON CBS, and directed by Mike Arnold, Lead Game Director, THE NFL ON CBS.
THE SUPER BOWL TODAY will be produced by Drew Kaliski, Producer, THE NFL TODAY, and directed by Bob Matina, Director, THE NFL TODAY.
Armando Quintero and Benny Ricardo will call the SAP (Secondary Audio Programming) broadcast of SUPER BOWL 50.
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Following is a preliminary schedule of pre-game programming on CBS (all times Eastern):
11:00 AM, ET: SUPER BOWL 50: BEFORE THEY WERE PROS - Through the lens of SUPER BOWL 50 and the Super Bowl High School Honor Roll, we will showcase the impact of high school football across America. In SUPER BOWL 50: BEFORE THEY WERE PROS we will follow NFL players and legends who made it to the pinnacle of their sport as they go back to the communities that helped shape them into men of high character. NFL Films will follow these players to capture the lessons that the game of football has taught them by highlighting stories of family, resiliency, teamwork and mentorship.
12:00 NOON, ET: ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL - ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL is NFL Films' annual look back at the greatest sights and sounds of the 2015 NFL season. Culled by NFL Films producers, the one-hour special will feature the best of nearly 100 players and coaches wired for sound, focusing on the most exciting moments and the best teams on the journey to Santa Clara for SUPER BOWL 50. Original orchestral music was once again used in producing the show. ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL debuted following the 1969 season.
1:00 PM, ET: PHIL SIMMS ALL-IRON TEAM: SUPER BOWL EDITION sponsored by GEICO - A true football lovers' show, CBS Sports' lead NFL analyst and former N.Y. Giants Super Bowl XXI MVP Phil Simms will take a look back at the evolution of the Super Bowl over the last 50 years and will highlight a player or coach from each decade that represents what the Super Bowl was about at that time. Those highlighted include: Minnesota Vikings legendary Hall of Fame head coach Bud Grant (1970's), Chicago Bears Hall of Famer Mike Singletary (1980's), Hall of Famer Deion Sanders (1990's), Drew Bledsoe, talking about the Patriots teams of the 2000s, as well as others. In addition, the show will feature legendary broadcaster Dick Enberg, who called eight Super Bowls, including the first one where Simms worked as an analyst in 1996. Enberg will talk about his memories as a broadcaster, including being involved with Super Bowl I in Los Angeles. [The All-Iron Trophy is an old-fashioned iron, emblematic of Simms' obsession with ironing. According to his mother, as a child, Phil pressed his football and baseball uniforms, and to this day remains committed to creases.]
2:00 PM, ET: THE SUPER BOWL TODAY - With a focus on celebrating the pageantry of SUPER BOWL 50 and the teams and players participating, THE SUPER BOWL TODAY also will look back at the history leading up to the game with special features, historic vignettes that encapsulate the eras surrounding the Super Bowl, past and present player interviews and will look to the future of what the Super Bowl will be like in the next 50 years. (More details on features will be announced in the coming weeks.)
Originating live from sets at Super Bowl City at the foot of Market Street in San Francisco and Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, James Brown, Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, Tony Gonzalez and Bart Scott, along with Ian Eagle and Greg Gumbel, will host the Network's pre-game show previewing all the football and excitement leading up to SUPER BOWL 50. Trent Green, Amy Trask, NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, reporters Tracy Wolfson, Evan Washburn, and Allie LaForce, along with contributor Jim Rome, also will cover the pre-game activities.
6:00 PM, ET: SUPER BOWL ON CBS KICK-OFF SHOW - The SUPER BOWL ON CBS KICK-OFF SHOW featuring pre-game musical performances, the singing of the National Anthem, team introductions and a special tribute to Super Bowl MVPs.
6:30 PM, ET: SUPER BOWL 50 - Kick-off of SUPER BOWL 50 live from Santa Clara on the CBS Television Network.
SUPER BOWL TODAY POST-GAME SHOW and Trophy Presentation - Brown, Esiason, Cowher, Gonzalez and Scott will recap the highlights of SUPER BOWL 50 and Nantz will present the Lombardi Trophy to the SUPER BOWL 50 champions.
Immediately following the SUPER BOWL TODAY POST-GAME SHOW, extended post-game coverage will continue live with Brown, Esiason, Cowher, Gonzalez and Scott on the SUPER BOWL TODAY POST-GAME SHOW on CBS Sports Network.
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CBS SPORTS' TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES FOR SUPER BOWL 50
HIGHLIGHTED BY "EYEVISION 360" AND PYLON CAMERAS
CBS SPORTS LAUNCHES BROADCAST DEBUT OF NEW LOGO AND GRAPHICS DESIGN
When CBS Sports presents SUPER BOWL 50 on Sunday, Feb. 7 (6:00 PM, ET) from Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. live on the CBS Television Network, highlighted among the technological advances that will be incorporated during its coverage is the replay system "EyeVision 360," Pylon Cameras, as well as the use of Next Gen Stats.
In addition, CBS Sports will launch the broadcast debut of a comprehensive redesign with its new logo and on-air graphics look.
Adding special never-before-seen features to its SUPER BOWL 50 coverage with a larger complement of 5K cameras covering the area, CBS will employ a replay system giving viewers a 360� perspective and higher resolution than previously ever seen. The system, comprised of 36 cameras strung around the upper deck of Levi's Stadium, has the ability to freeze the moment and revolve around the play, then continue to play out the scene. It allows viewers to have a look in a moment's time from what the quarterback sees in the pocket to the safety's perspective or other points on the field.
PYLON CAMERAS AND AUDIO
For the first time ever used in a Super Bowl, CBS is incorporating eight custom-molded pylons that house 16 cameras to film the goal lines and sidelines on each side of the field giving NFL viewers the most field-level view of critical plays during SUPER BOWL 50. The high-resolution, high-definition, point-of-view cameras housed inside the pylon also will have microphones embedded in them to enhance the natural sound of the game.
In keeping with its tradition of innovation, EyeVision 360 and Pylon Cam are other examples of a long line of technical innovations CBS Sports has either developed, experimented with or was first seen throughout the years, including instant replay, the Telestrator, Action-Track System, the "CBS Chalkboard" for use by John Madden, real-time captioning, the first-ever broadcast of a NFL game in High Definition format, three-dimensional EyeVision replay technology, the first use of a high frame rate camera (SwingVision), 5.1 audio and Protracer in golf.
LAUNCH OF NEW LOGO DESIGN AND ON-AIR GRAPHICS LOOK
SUPER BOWL 50 will mark the launch of a comprehensive redesign of CBS Sports' iconic logo and will implement a new on-air graphics look for CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network that will debut as part of the Network's Super Bowl Week programming and its exclusive broadcast of SUPER BOWL 50. The new CBS logo, which is changing for the first time in 35 years, holds true to the Network's tradition while giving it an updated sleeker, more modern design. Visually, the renewed style of CBS Sports' graphics package will present clean lines, bold color and strong compositions.
Following the Super Bowl broadcast, the new look will be implemented across all CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network's telecasts. CBS Sports also will create a uniform look across all CBS Sports platforms with new logos for CBS Sports Network, CBS Sports.com and CBS Sports Radio. The previous CBS Sports logo made its debut in 1981.
NEXT GEN STATS
CBS will use the NFL's Next Gen Stats, an innovative technology platform that tracks players on-field and generates a broader set of statistical data in real-time, during its coverage of SUPER BOWL 50. The NFL's Next Gen Stats allow CBS and fans to analyze and understand the action on the field in a way never possible before. Information includes match-up based statistics between players such as separation distance between offensive and defensive players on any given play (i.e., wide receiver and cornerbacks), how fast players are running, and how far they run over the course of the game on any given play. This new information will bring an exciting new dimension to the Super Bowl.
Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will call SUPER BOWL 50, along with Tracy Wolfson and Evan Washburn reporting. Lance Barrow will produce and Mike Arnold will direct.
Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports and serves as Executive Producer for the Network's coverage of the NFL and SUPER BOWL 50. David Berson is President, CBS Sports. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Senior Vice President, Production, CBS Sports. Ken Aagaard is Executive Vice President, Engineering, Operations & Production Planning, CBS Sports. Patty Power is Senior Vice President, Operations, Engineering & Production Planning, CBS Sports. J.P. LoMonaco is Art Director, CBS Sports. Marla Keethler is Director, Graphics, CBS Sports.
Follow CBS Sports on Twitter: @CBSSportsGang and @NFLonCBS
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"CBS THIS MORNING'S" GAYLE KING WILL INTERVIEW
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA LIVE
FROM THE WHITE HOUSE FOR CBS SPORTS' PRE-GAME SHOW
"THE SUPER BOWL TODAY" ON SUNDAY, FEB. 7
PASADENA, CALIF. - CBS THIS MORNING co-host Gayle King will interview President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama live from the White House during CBS Sports' pre-game show THE SUPER BOWL TODAY, to be broadcast Sunday, Feb. 7 on the CBS Television Network, it was announced today.
In what is expected to be a lively and broad conversation that goes beyond the usual politics, King will talk with the President and First Lady about their life in the White House, his plans for his final year in office, and relevant topical current events.
"Gayle knows how to drive conversations that are compelling and multi-dimensional so we get an even better understanding of the President, the First Couple and their plans for the future," said Chris Licht, Vice President of Programming, CBS News, and Executive Producer of CBS THIS MORNING. "The interview will fit seamlessly into the midst of a Super Bowl Sunday. We're proud to have CBS THIS MORNING part of CBS's network-wide coverage of the historic SUPER BOWL 50."
King's interview will be featured as part of CBS Sports' THE SUPER BOWL TODAY pre-game show leading up to the broadcast of SUPER BOWL 50 live from Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
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