SportsCenter Special is a series of talk show special episodes that air throughout the year on different days and at different times with some of the great sportscasters, sports reporters, sports analysts discussing many different sports related topics that are currently in the main topics of the day.
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 60 minutes
SportsCenter Special - Lee Leonard - Netflix
Lee Leonard (born April 3, 1929 in New York City) is an American television personality who was involved in the launch of cable television networks ESPN and CNN.
SportsCenter Special - At CBS and NBC - Netflix
In the early 1970s, Leonard was part of an even earlier network TV innovation, partnering on CBS-TV with Jack Whitaker on The NFL on CBS, a studio-based show wrapping around the network's coverage of the National Football League with pregame features and halftime and postgame highlights from around the league. As producers changed, Leonard and Whitaker were eventually succeeded by The NFL Today with Brent Musburger, Phyllis George, Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder and Irv Cross on one of network TV sports' longest-running studio-based programs. The core of the team would stay until the mid-1980s, while the show itself has aired continuously ever since, except for several years in the 1990s when CBS did not have NFL television rights. As for Leonard, he would move to NBC and be teamed with Bryant Gumbel on its GrandStand show, where he would stay until just before ESPN launched. Also during the mid-1970s, Leonard hosted Midday Live, the daily talk show on WNEW-TV (now WNYW) in New York City (he was replaced by Bill Boggs). While at WNEW, Leonard was one of the original co-hosts with Bill Mazer of Sports Extra - considered a pioneering show for the Sunday Evening Sports Wrap-Up show format.
SportsCenter Special - References - Netflix