St. Louis Post-Dispatch
A rundown of Super Bowl pregame coverage planned today on CBS, which will televise the game, as well as ESPN and NFL Network programming (schedule is subject to change):
(Program runs from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. PST. To be interspersed at various times are a live shot with our troops from Afghanistan as well as live musical performances from OneRepublic and Matchbox Twenty.)
11 a.m. — Introduction, overview.
11:15 a.m. — Feature on 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis.
11:35 a.m. — Piece on Ravens running back Ray Rice.
11:40 a.m. — Feature on Zack Golditch, a high school football player who was wounded in the movie theater shooting last summer in Aurora, Colo., in which 12 people were killed. Golditch, who was shot through the neck, became a symbol of strength as he fought his way back onto the football field.
11:50 a.m. — Television personality Rachael Ray prepares tailgate food.
Noon — Inspirational piece on O.J. Brigance, who was special teams captain for the Ravens in the 2001 Super Bowl then six years later was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Super Bowl XXXV, and given less than five years to live but now serves as an advisor to the team.
12:20 p.m. — Feature on the role music has played in New Orleans’ recovery from Hurricane Katrina.
12:40 p.m. — Discussion on player safety and concussions in football.
12:50 p.m. — Commentary from broadcaster Jim Rome.
1 p.m. — Segment on Colts coach Chuck Pagano’s battle with leukemia.
1:10 p.m. — Segment on Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.
1:30 p.m. — CBS News’ Scott Pelley interview President Obama.
1:50 p.m. — Segment on 49ers tight end Vernon Davis.
2:20 p.m. — Interview with retiring Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.
2:30 p.m. — Feature on the Harbaugh brothers becoming the first head coaches to face each other in the Super Bowl.
2:40 p.m. — Feature on 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
3 p.m. — Pregame festivities wrap up with team introductions in the stadium and Alicia Keys performing the national anthem.
3:30 p.m. — Game kicks off.
Approximately 5 p.m. — Beyonce provides halftime entertainment.
(7 a.m.-11 a.m.)
7 a.m. — Introduction, overview.
7:15 a.m. — Steve Young and Trent Dilfer discuss the Super Bowl quarterbacks.
8 a.m. — Feature on 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith.
8:15 a.m. — Kenny Mayne humorous piece on trying to find “the missing Harbaugh brother.”
8:30 a.m. — Segment with Doug Williams marking the 25th anniversary of his quarterbacking the Redskins in their 42-10 Super Bowl victory over the Broncos, the game in which he became the first African American QB to start, and win, a Super Bowl.
8:45 a.m. — Steve Young and Jerry Rice reminisce about winning the Super Bowl 18 years ago in New Orleans, where Sunday’s game will be played.
9 a.m. — Interview with Ravens QB Joe Flacco.
9:30 a.m. — Feature on Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith, whose younger brother was killed in a motorcycle accident this season.
10 a.m. — Feature on 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick.
10:10 p.m. — Comedian Frank Caliendo’s roams Bourbon Street impersonating “Monday Night Football” analyst Jon Gruden.
10:15 p.m. — Gruden discusses unsung players who might have a big impact on the game.
10:35 p.m. — A look at curious plays from the playoffs.
(6 a.m.-2:30 p.m.)
6 a.m. — Key matchups in the game are analyzed.
7 a.m. — Discussions about key players in the game and an interview with Jaguars wide receiver Laurent Robinson about the impact of concussions.
8 a.m. — Marshall Faulk looks at 49ers running back Frank Gore and QB Kaepernick, Kurt Warner evaluates QBs Flacco and Kaepernick plus a piece on Doug Williams.
9 a.m. — Brett Favre joins the show, plus an interview with former University of Nevada coach Chris Ault to discuss the “Pistol” offense he designed. Also, Faulk, Warner and others discuss their memories of playing in the Super Bowl.
10 a.m. — Interview with both coaches, a discussion on the evolution of the quarterback position plus a piece on Lewis.
11 a.m. — An interview with Kaepernick’s adoptive family and a segment on the most overlooked player in the game.
Noon. — Analysis of Ray Lewis; former Ravens coach Brian Billick meets with current coach John Harbaugh.
1 p.m. — Game predictions, other features.