CBS Sports Spectacular

CBS Sports Spectacular

"CBS Sports Show" is the sports anthology program that covers many different sporting events.

History

The series began on January 3, 1960 as "The CBS Sports Spectacular", and has been known as many different names, including "CBS Sports Saturday", "CBS Sports Sunday" and "Eye on Sports". The program still airs today, but only on occasions, especially during the summer months.

Hosts

Hosts have included Jack Whitaker, Brent Musburger [ [http://espn.go.com/abcsports/bcs/columns/musburger_brent/bio.html Brent also hosted "CBS Sports Saturday/Sunday," the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, the National Basketball Association Finals, the Masters Tournament and the Pan American Games.] ] , Dick Stockton [ [http://www.tbs.com/stories/story/0,,120588,00.html He worked at CBS from 1978-94, calling NFL games and hosting “CBS Sports Spectacular” until 1980.] ] , Tim Brant [ [http://espn.go.com/abcsports/bcs/columns/brant_tim/bio.html He served as host of "CBS Sports Saturday," "Winter-Fest," the "NCAA Tournament Selection Show" and the Emmy Award-winning Tour de France coverage, again demonstrating his versatility in play-by-play, expert analysis, reporting and studio hosting.] ] , Greg Gumbel, Pat O'Brien, Andrea Joyce and Michele Tafoya.

Memorable moments

*1977 World's Strongest Man - The inaugural event featured the likes of Bruce Wilhelm, Lou Ferrigno and Ken Patera
*1978 Belmont Stakes - Affirmed over Alydar to become (as of 2007) its last horse racing Triple Crown winner.
*1979 Daytona 500

Theme music

The Electric Light Orchestra's "Fire on High" was used as the opening theme of the show (when it was known as "The CBS Sports Special") from 1976 to 1978.

ee also

*"Wide World of Sports"
*"Sportsworld"

References

External links

*imdb title|id=0054566|name=The CBS Sports Spectacular
* [http://www.sportsline.com/cbssports/schedules/page/spectaculars Schedules - CBS SportsLine.com]
* [http://www.80stvthemes.com/ra/51999/CBSSPORTSSAT.ra CBS Sports Saturday (1982, Video)]


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