or


[09/20/04 - 12:00 AM]
ESPN Classic and '60 Minutes' Team Up for New Series -- '60 Minutes on Classic'

[via press release from CBS]

ESPN CLASSIC AND 60 MINUTES TEAM UP FOR NEW SERIES -- "60 MINUTES ON CLASSIC"

ESPN Classic announced today an agreement to team with CBS News Productions and 60 Minutes to produce a new weekly series, 60 MINUTES ON CLASSIC. Each half-hour show will look back at two thematically-linked classic 60 Minutes segments that focused on leading sports figures.

60 MINUTES ON CLASSIC will be hosted by veteran 60 Minutes Correspondent Steve Kroft and is initially scheduled for two 13-episode seasons. It will debut in late October with a program celebrating the 30th anniversary of the "Rumble In The Jungle" -- the historic fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman that took place October 30, 1974 in Zaire. Each week, a new episode will debut on Tuesday nights at 8:00 PM, ET and will be repeated at 8:30, 11:00, and 11:30 PM, ET.

"Fans look to ESPN Classic as the curators of sports history," said Mark Shapiro, executive vice president, programming and production, ESPN. "They expect us to deliver the personalities, stories and context that have shaped, and continue to shape, sports history. Adding the storytelling of these magnificent 60 Minutes segments to ESPN Classic's own lineup is an extraordinary way to enhance fan's understanding of the sports world."

Added Jeffrey Fager, executive producer, 60 Minutes, "The 60 Minutes vault is filled with sports treasures, and ESPN Classic is a natural home for these timeless stories. The series will give viewers a chance to get an up-close look at some of the most dynamic characters in sports, as captured the way only 60 Minutes can, with unforgettable moments and great interviews."

The initial program will include a 1996 segment from 60 Minutes featuring Muhammad Ali and a 1995 segment featuring George Foreman. Other subjects featured in future episodes will include Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs (1973), George Steinbrenner (1987), Lance Armstrong (2000), Michael Jordan (1987), Joe Paterno (1978), Dwight Gooden (1985) and more.

Now entering its 37th season, 60 MINUTES was the number-one program a record five times and is the most popular program in television history. Celebrity profiles from 60 MINUTES' nearly 4,000 original segments currently appear on "TV Land Legends: The 60 MINUTES Interviews," a series hosted by Ed Bradley and also produced by CBS News Productions.

CBS News Productions is the production company of CBS News that creates a diverse mix of non-fiction and reality programming for domestic and international markets, including network and cable television, home video, CD-ROM, audio books and in-flight, as well as schools and libraries. Margery Baker-Riker is Vice President of CBS News Productions.





  [september 2004]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· 60 MINUTES (CBS)





[07/20/18 - 04:11 PM]
Don Cheadle Guest Stars as Donald Duck in the Epic One-Hour Season Finale of Disney's "DuckTales," Saturday, Aug. 18, on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW
Cheadle said, "It's an awesome opportunity because there are only so many roles that you look forward to playing as an actor. You've got to do your homework and bring your a-game when you're trying to voice Donald Duck."

[07/20/18 - 03:59 PM]
Science Channel Announces Full Cast of "MythBusters Jr."
The series is currently in production and will premiere in the fourth quarter of 2018 on Science Channel.

[07/20/18 - 03:03 PM]
Netflix and Shondaland Announce First Slate of Series
"I wanted the new Shondaland to be a place where we expand the types of stories we tell, where my fellow talented creatives could thrive and make their best work and where we as a team come to the office each day filled with excitement," said Shonda Rhimes.

[07/20/18 - 02:46 PM]
Video: First Look Trailer of "Star Trek: Discovery" Season Two Premiere Episode Revealed Today at Comic-Con International
Plus: Alex Kurtzman, who directed the season two premiere, also announced at today's panel the plan for "Star Trek: Short Treks."

[07/20/18 - 02:01 PM]
Video: Nickelodeon Reveals First-Look Footage of All-New "Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus" TV Movie at San Diego Comic-Con 2018
As previously announced, Richard Horvitz and Rikki Simons return as fan-favorites Zim and Gir alongside Andy Berman as Dib Membrane and Melissa Fahn as Gaz Membrane.

[07/20/18 - 12:31 PM]
History's Hit Drama Series "Vikings" Returns with Mid-Season Five Premiere on November 28
The 20-episode season six of "Vikings" is currently in production in Ireland.

[07/20/18 - 12:31 PM]
Video: "The Walking Dead" Season 9 - Official Comic-Con Trailer
AMC's "The Walking Dead" returns for its ninth season on Sunday, October 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/20/18 - 12:02 PM]
Video: "Young Justice" Comic-Con(R) 2018 Sneak Peek Video
The video highlights key moments from the first two seasons of the beloved series and provides an early look at the highly anticipated new season.

[07/20/18 - 11:52 AM]
Video: "Fear the Walking Dead" Season 4 - Official Comic-Con Trailer
"Fear the Walking Dead" returns Sunday, August 12 at 9:00/8:00c on AMC.

[07/20/18 - 11:04 AM]
More Than 27 Million Viewers Tune in for "Harry Potter's Wizarding Weekend" on USA and Syfy
USA and Syfy further spins the numbers for July 13-16.

[07/20/18 - 10:00 AM]
Dark Secrets Surround "The One," New Netflix Brazilian Original Series
Three young doctors are sent to a remote village in Pantanal to vaccinate residents against a new mutation of the Zika virus.

[07/20/18 - 09:31 AM]
Showtime(R) to Premiere "Just Another Immigrant: Romesh at the Greek"
Ranganathan's true-life adventures and preparation for his performance at the historic Greek Theatre were recently chronicled in the network's comedic docuseries.

[07/20/18 - 09:01 AM]
Video: EPIX Releases Trailer for "Get Shorty" Season Two
In season two, Miles Daly (Chris O'Dowd) struggles to reconcile his ambitions as a filmmaker and a family man with his skill set as a career criminal.

[07/20/18 - 08:30 AM]
ABC Announces "More in Common," A National Series About People from Across America Overcoming Their Differences
It's the first series from "Localish," a digital-first media brand from ABC Owned Television Stations Group that brings out the good in America's cities, launching on ABC platforms this fall.

[07/20/18 - 08:00 AM]
Freeform Adds a Third Original Film to Their Popular Holiday Programming
"The Truth About Christmas" joins previously announced holiday originals "Life Size 2," starring Tyra Banks and Francia Raisa, and "No Sleep 'Til Christmas" with Dave and Odette Annable.