- Armen Keteyian‘s inside report when the lights went out at Super Bowl XLVII airs tonight on “60 Minutes Sports” on Showtime. Keteyian was in the NFL control booth interviewing the league’s Senior V.P. of Events when the power went out.
- As the “Today” show marked one year to the Sochi Olympics this morning — with tubing on man-made snow on Mt. Rockefeller — NBC Sports chief Mark Lazarus predicts, “We believe we’ll be profitable in Sochi.” NBC lost $223 million on the 2010 Vancouver Winter games, and made $88 million on the London Summer games.
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CBS’s Armen Keteyian was doing an interview with the NFL’s head of Super Bowl operations for a story for “60 Minutes Sports” when the lights went out. “We were talking about the halftime clock and how Beyonce’s show had gone three minutes long when everything changed, leading us to a search for answers that for over 35 minutes, never came.” See the first few tense minutes in Keteyian’s story on “CBS This Morning” after the jump.
- Tuesday is the season finale of HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” and the venerable sports newsmagazine is forgoing its usual format for a round-table look at the year that was. Gumbel will join panelists Bernard Goldberg, Mary Carillo, Andrea Kremer, Frank Deford and Jon Frankel in discussing sports in 2012. The panel will also include Armen Keteyian, who is leaving “Real Sports” to join “60 Minutes of Sports” on Showtime next year.
- Not content to simply name winter storms, The Weather Channel is launching a Winter Storm Index called “Storm: Con,” which will grade winter storms on severity in a 1-10 scale. 1-5 aren’t too bad, but if a 6-10 is coming… watch out.
For the second time in three weeks, CBS’ “60 Minutes” has a place in the top 10 shows of the week. With a lead-in audience from the San Diego Chargers – Denver Broncos NFL game, Sunday’s broadcast finished at #6 in both Total Viewers (14.04 million) and households (9.0/13).
Sunday’s edition of “60 Minutes” featured Lara Logan‘s story on the takedown of a cocaine cartel, Lesley Stahl reporting on infant mortality rates and Armen Keteyian‘s examination of football as a college recruitment tool.
CBS News “60 Minutes” executive editor Bill Owens will be adding to his duties as the co-EP of “60 Minutes Sports,” which will debut on pay-cabler Showtime in January. Owens gets profiled by B&C’s Tim Baysinger (subscription required), and reveals a bit more about the program, which will combine updated archival stories, new stories, and in-studio interviews.
“Everybody on the floor is going to contribute stories,” he says, noting that Steve Kroft, Scott Pelley, Byron Pitts, Lara Logan and James Brown will all participate. CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian will also be a full-time correspondent. And Owens says they have talked about bringing in sports talent from outside the CBS/Showtime corporate family: “We may well end up with a familiar face from one of the other broadcasts.”
- Peter Rippon, the head of BBC’s signature program “Newsnight” is the first executive to step aside amid the widening scandal involving Sir Jimmy Savile, the beloved BBC showman now accused of more than 200 incidences of sexual abuse. “Newsnight” had killed an investigation into Savile, who died last year.
- FBN’s Melissa Francis celebrates her 100th episode of “Money” tomorrow anchoring live from the TD Ameritrade conference in Dana Point, CA.
- Armen Keteyian has been named a fulltime correspondent for Showtime’s “60 Minutes Sports” while continuing to contribute to CBS News. “60 Minutes Sports” is being produced by the “60 Minutes” team and will debut on Showtime in January.
Venerable CBS News magazine “60 Minutes” was the sixth most-watched TV show of the week last week. Topped only by singing shows, dancing shows and “NCIS,” “60″ drew almost 13 million viewers and was Sunday’s #1 show households and viewers.
The broadcast drew 12.96 million viewers and scored a household 8.3 rating/14 share. The show included Steve Kroft’s report on the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Kroft’s sixth report on the financial crisis since its early days in Sept. 2008. Also, Bob Simon reported on the exodus of Palestinian Christians from the Holy Land, and Armen Keteyian had a story on sunken treasure discovered off Key West.
CBS News Chief Investigative Correspondent Armen Keteyian, who spent many years with CBS Sports, is working on a series on the pervasiveness of gangs in college athletics. “Gangs in Sports” will air tonight on the CBS Evening News and tomorrow morning on “The Early Show.”
The series is in conjunction with Sports Illustrated, where Keteyain was a reporter early in his career in the 1980s.
Keteyian and SI contributing writer Jeff Benedict traveled to Compton, CA to get a look at the intersection of gangs in sports at three local high schools. Keteyian and Benedict rode along with a supervisor in the LA Sheriff’s Department’s Gang Unit. He’ll also profile several high school stars fighting to avoid the violence in the streets as they try to break into top college football programs.
Last night former Penn State defensive coach Jerry Sandusky spoke out in his first interview since being accused of sexual abuse against children. Tonight, one of the people that allegedly caught Sandusky in the act is speaking out for the first time.
Mike McQueary, currently an assistant coach for Penn State who was a grad assistant when he walked in on Sandusky and a young boy in the showers, will speak to Armen Keteyian on the “CBS Evening News.”
Update: Following the Sandusky and Giffords interviews, the McQueary interview was a disappointment. Lasting only 20 seconds, McQueary didn’t reveal any new or interesting information.
Well, seven months later, Dibble is coming clean on the reason why he’s not with the network.
“Listen, it’s their team, they acted in their own interests,” Dibble told FoxSports.com columnist Mark Kriegel. “And I’m gonna tell you something that I’ve never told anybody before. It was basically Strasburg’s father [who] e-mailed the owner and basically was offended by what I said. Now remember, I said that on my own radio show on another network, and his father e-mailed the owner and the owner wanted me out of there. so that’s the bottom line. So that should end it. I want Stephen to go on, never have my name brought up and have a great career. I had a great career, I had fun, had a great seven years, and it’s sad for me that people still associate me with him. There should be no association with him.” Read more
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