Super Bowl


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

02:26

Tabs

About

From Wikipedia:

The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL), the highest level of professional American football in the United States, culminating a season that begins in the late summer of the previous calendar year. This game is held at a pre-selected site, usually a city that hosts an NFL team. The Super Bowl uses Roman numerals to identify each game, rather than the year in which it is held, with Super Bowl I being the 1966 season championship game. The defending champions are the Green Bay Packers who won Super Bowl XLV. On February 5, 2012, the New York Giants and New England Patriots will contest Super Bowl XLVI.

The game was created as part of a merger agreement between the NFL and its then-rival league, the American Football League (AFL). It was agreed that the two leagues' champion teams would play in an AFL–NFL World Championship Game until the merger was to officially begin in 1970. After the merger, each league was redesignated as a "conference", and the game was then played between the conference champions. Currently, the NFC leads the series with 24 wins to 21 wins for the AFC.

The day on which the Super Bowl is played is now considered a de facto American national holiday, called "Super Bowl Sunday". It is the second-largest day for U.S. food consumption, after Thanksgiving Day. In addition, the Super Bowl has frequently been the most watched American television broadcast of the year. Super Bowl XLV played in 2011 became the most watched American television program in history, drawing an average audience of 111 million viewers and taking over the spot held by the previous year's Super Bowl, which itself had taken over the #1 spot held for twenty-eight years by the final episode of M*A*S*H. The Super Bowl is also among the most watched sporting events in the world, mostly due to North American audiences, and is second to Association football's UEFA Champions League final as the most watched annual sporting event worldwide.

Because of its high viewership, commercial airtime during the Super Bowl broadcast is the most expensive of the year because the viewing count of the Super Bowl is an average of 100,000,000 people every year. Due to the high cost of investing in advertising on the Super Bowl, companies regularly develop their most expensive advertisements for this broadcast. As a result, watching and discussing the broadcast's commercials has become a significant aspect of the event. In addition, many popular singers and musicians have performed during the event's pre-game and halftime ceremonies because of the exposure.

Highlights
Frank Gifford on being part of  the CBS broadcast team for the first Super Bowl in 1967
04:42
Don Mischer on the Super Bowl halftime show featuring Michael Jackson, and how he was asked to produce it
10:57
Hector Ramirez on working on Super Bowl halftime shows  
05:24
Beth McCarthy-Miller on directing Janet Jackson's infamous "Nipplegate" incident during the Super Bowl halftime show
04:41
Who talked about this show

Shelley Berman with Emerson College

View Interview
Shelley Berman on Janet Jackson's Super Bowl "nipplegate" incident
01:50

Dick Enberg

View Interview
Dick Enberg on the experience of calling the Super Bowl
01:43

Frank Gifford

View Interview
Frank Gifford on being part of  the CBS broadcast team for the first Super Bowl in 1967
04:42

Curt Gowdy

View Interview
Sportscaster Curt Gowdy on the first Super Bowl, broadcast by both NBC and CBS
01:55
Sportscaster Curt Gowdy on the some of the Super Bowl  games he covered
06:18

Beth McCarthy-Miller

View Interview
Beth McCarthy-Miller on directing Super Bowl halftime shows
02:25
Beth McCarthy-Miller on directing Janet Jackson's infamous "Nipplegate" incident during the Super Bowl halftime show
04:41

Don Mischer

View Interview
Don Mischer on the Super Bowl halftime show featuring Michael Jackson, and how he was asked to produce it
10:57
Don Mischer on the Super Bowl halftime show featuring Prince
04:40
Don Mischer on Super Bowl 49 - how Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" led him back to the halftime and pre-show
05:58
Don Mischer on the Super Bowl halftime show featuring The Rolling Stones
01:25
Don Mischer on the Super Bowl halftime show featuring Paul McCartney
02:16
Don Mischer on the Super Bowl halftime show featuring Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; on wanting to top previous broadcasts
03:32

Don Pike

View Interview
Don Pike on acting as technical director for various Super Bowl telecasts 
01:50

Hector Ramirez

View Interview
Hector Ramirez on working on Super Bowl halftime shows  
05:24

Tony Verna

View Interview
Tony Verna on directing Super Bowl XII in 1978
02:07
Tony Verna on directing various Super Bowls
04:04

Keenen Ivory Wayans

View Interview
Keenen Ivory Wayans on the "Men on Football" sketch on In Living Color; and how it changed the game for the Superbowl halftime show
01:44

All Shows

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
J
L
M
P
R
S
T
W