DAN MARINO SITS DOWN WITH PITTSBURGH STEELERS QUARTERBACK
BEN ROETHLISBERGER AS “THE NFL TODAY” PREVIEWS AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME ON SUNDAY, JAN. 18 LIVE ON CBS
Jim Nantz and Phil Simms Report Live From Pittsburgh on AFC Championship Game;
Lesley Visser Reports Live From Glendale on NFC Championship Game
THE NFL ON CBS concludes its 49th season covering the National Football League when it travels to Pittsburgh, Pa. for the 2009 American Football Conference Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 18 (6:30 PM, ET) as the AFC North champions and No. 2-seeded PITTSBURGH STEELERS (13-4) host division rival and the No. 6-seeded BALTIMORE RAVENS (13-5), live on CBS.
CBS Sports’ coverage of THE NFL ON CBS begins with THE NFL TODAY, the Network’s pre-game studio show, on Sunday (6:00 PM, ET) live from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.
THE NFL TODAY’s Dan Marino sits down with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as he prepares for his third AFC Championship Game in his first five years in the NFL. Just three years ago, he became the youngest Super Bowl-winning quarterback in NFL history. Since then, he has been seriously injured in an off-season motorcycle accident and had an emergency appendectomy. However, Roethlisberger has returned strong and has 51 regular-season wins, which is a record for a starting quarterback in his first five seasons. Can “Big Ben” and his Steelers beat the Ravens for the third time this season and get Pittsburgh one step closer to a record sixth Super Bowl title? Jeff St. Arromand is the producer.
THE NFL ON CBS’s lead announce team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, along with Steve Tasker reporting, report live from Pittsburgh on the Ravens-Steelers game. And Lesley Visser reports live from Glendale, Ariz. in previewing the Philadelphia Eagles-Arizona Cardinals NFC Championship Game.
James Brown hosts THE NFL TODAY along with analysts Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe and Bill Cowher, as well as NFL TODAY “General Manager” Charley Casserly, and Visser and Sam Ryan reporting.
Eric Mann is senior producer and Bob Matina is director of THE NFL TODAY.
Sean McManus is President, CBS News and Sports and serves as the executive producer for the Network’s coverage of the NFL. Harold Bryant is Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
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