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CBS Sports Network To Launch Its First Original NFL Programming
Published August 22, 2012
WHO'S IN THE BOOTH? In Milwaukee, Bob Wolfley noted CBS’ NFL announcing roster “remains virtually the same as last year,” with Jim Nantz and Phil Simms as the top pairing, followed by Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf, Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts, Marv Albert and Rich Gannon, Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots, Bill Macatee and Steve Tasker and Spero Dedes and Steve Beuerlein. Don Criqui and Randy Cross "are not listed this year” (JSONLINE.com, 8/21).
LEADING MAN: BROADCASTING & CABLE’s Tim Baysinger profiles CBS Coordinating & Lead NFL Producer Lance Barrow and writes it is Barrow’s “level-headedness that gives CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus the peace of mind of knowing the broadcast is in the perfect hands of a guy who never drops the ball.” The net is in the “early stages of planning its coverage” for the Super Bowl, but “without quite showing his cards at this early date, Barrow at least offers that the XLVII broadcast will include ‘other little tweaks that probably have never been used before.’” Barrow said, “I wouldn’t want to work for anyone else.” Barrow also has “worked on the network’s basketball, NASCAR and Olympics coverage.” While he has been in his current position for CBS' NFL coverage since ‘04, Barrow also has “been running their golf broadcasts since 1997” (BROADCASTING & CABLE, 8/13 issue).