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Superbowl Showdown: The Art of Televising The Game

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

It’s Superbowl Sunday! Time for junk food, expensive commercials, a halftime spectacular, and of course, football! Today the AFC’s New England Patriots take on the NFC’s New York Giants at Lucas Oil Stadium at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBC. The game will also be streamed online for the first time ever.

The Archive is honored to have interviewed several people who have made significant contributions to how television viewers experience the Superbowl. Don Mischer produced theĀ  first of the big halftime spectaculars – featuring Michael Jackson at Superbowl XXVII:

And director Tony Verna is the man who brought instant replay to television, forever changing the way football and other sports were viewed:

Enjoy today’s game, sports fans!

For more on Superbowl XLVI click here.