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NFL Today Host James Brown to co-anchor ‘The Early Show’ this Saturday

TVNewser has learned CBS Sports “NFL Today” anchor James Brown will be filling in on “The Early Show” this Saturday alongside Rebecca Jarvis. This is a step outside the friendly sports confines for Brown, who hosts CBS Sports’ NFL Pregame show. Jarvis, who joined CBS News earlier this year from CNBC, is the news anchor on the Saturday edition as well as business and economics correspondent for the network.

“The Early Show” Saturday will be looking for fill-ins until a new anchor team is named. The current team of Erica Hill and Chris Wragge will be moving to weekdays beginning January 3.

In 2007, Brown was considered a candidate for the co-anchor job which eventually went o Wragge.

Jimmie Johnson Too Good for TV Ratings?

Over the weekend, Jimmie Johnson won his fifth Sprint Cup Title in a row, giving him the unofficial title of G.O.A.T.

But The New York Times finds a bunch of people to argue that his success is killing the sport.

“Johnson and his team have been so dominant, say fans and other drivers, that he is one reason for Nascar’s noticeable slide in attendance and television ratings,” Dave Caldwell wrote on Monday.

Poor Jimmie. He can’t win, even when he wins. To his credit, he’s taking the negative feedback calmly.

“I just don’t see how it’s bad – I just don’t,” Johnson told the Times. “It’s not my fault. I’m sorry.”

He’s right, of course. Read more

NBA TV Gives Fans First Glimpse Of A.I. In Turkey

NBA TV will give basketball fans their first look at Allen Iverson in Turkey on Sunday afternoon.

Iverson’s Besiktas Cola Turka of the Beko Turkish Basketball League will take on defending champion Fenerbahce Ulker from Istanbul, Turkey.

Rick Kamla and Chris Webber will call the contest from the NBA TV studios in Atlanta at 3:30 p.m. (ET)

Tweet of the Morning…So Far, Re: Michael Vick

From ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper:

I will continue to root for the Eagles (aka Iggles) but wil advise stepmom to hide her poodle

Clearly a reference to the Philadelphia Eagles signing reforming dogfighter Michael Vick. Last night, the CBS Evening News ran a portion of James Brown‘s interview with Vick (below), to air on “60 Minutes” this Sunday. Brown also talked about it this morning on “The Early Show.”


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Michael Vick Sits Down for ’60 Minutes’ Interview Sunday

Vick_8.10.jpg“60 Minutes” just announced that Michael Vick will sit down for his first interview since admitting to dogfighting and serving time in prison for the crime.

The interview is not being done by one of the “60 Minutes” regulars, but rather by CBS Sports NFL TODAY anchor James Brown.

The segment will also include interviews with Wayne Pacelle, head of the Humane Society of the U.S., and Tony Dungy, the former NFL coach who will be a special adviser to Vick.

The former Atlanta Falcon’s quarterback was released from federal custody last month and was given a conditional reinstatement to rejoin the NFL.

> Related: The NYObserver’s John Koblin profiles the NYTimes reporter who was the first reporter to find the dogs Vick had brutalized; one of many off-the-field sports stories 25-year-old Michael Schmidt has broken…

New Face On CBS’ NFL Halftime Show: Katie Couric

Katie Couric showed up on the CBS’ halftime show set tonight, but it wasn’t to discuss the Baltimore Ravens’ lack of offense. James Brown introduced Couric (“a friend”) as she presented a short package about President-elect Barack Obama‘s day today. “It’s great to be here, hey J.B.,” said Couric. She also previewed CBS’ Tuesday plans, including the 9pm special, “Change and Challenge”:

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> Update: Said a network insider, “Makes it easy when the president of the sports division (Sean McManus) is also president of the news division.”

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