FULL COLOR FOOTBALL MARATHON
SHOWTIME Sports® and NFL Films Reprise Critically Acclaimed
Documentary Series Chronicling the American Football League
New York (Dec. 22, 2009) – This fall, SHOWTIME Sports® and the National Football League® celebrated the 50th anniversary season of the maverick American Football League, from its tumultuous beginnings to its unlikely merger with the rival NFL, through an insightful NFL Films-produced five-part documentary entitled Full Color Football: The History of the American Football League. The highly touted series, which premiered on SHOWTIME in mid-September, will return to the network for two encore presentations. Episodes one through five will re-air back-to-back on Saturday, December 26, beginning at 7 p.m. ET/PT on SHO2® and again on Wednesday, December 30, beginning at 7 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME®.
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Follow the birth of the only league to successfully rival the NFL from its innovative and wild beginnings to the most stunning upset in pro football history and the eventual powerhouse merger.
The AFL was full of unique personalities both on and off the field. Breaking with tradition and challenging a powerful institution, it brought America a new and exciting brand of football.
Weaving through the social, cultural and political events of the tumultuous 1960s, Full Color Football examines the daring vision of league-founder Lamar Hunt and his dream to challenge the NFL.
Through rare interviews from some of the biggest names in the AFL, including Joe Namath, Al Davis and John Madden, long lost game highlights and never before seen footage, Full Color Football tells the inside story of the outsiders who forever changed the game.
NFL Films and SHOWTIME began working together in 2008 producing the Emmy® Award winning “Inside the NFL.”
Saturday, Dec. 26 on SHO2 Wednesday, Dec. 30 on SHOWTIME
7pm: Episode 1 7pm: Episode 1
8pm: Episode 2 8pm: Episode 2
9pm: Episode 3 9pm: Inside The NFL (new episode)
10pm: Episode 4 10pm: Episode 3
11pm: Episode 5 11pm: Episode 4
12am: Episode 5
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About Showtime Networks Inc.
Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME 2™, SHOWTIME® SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME®, SHOWTIME BEYOND®, SHOWTIME NEXT®, SHOWTIME WOMEN®, SHOWTIME FAMILY ZONE® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ XTRA. SNI also offers SHOWTIME HD®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ HD, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution. All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®.
About NFL Films
The most storied filmmaker in sports, NFL Films has been chronicling and telling the story of America’s favorite sport for more than four decades. NFL Films has received numerous accolades, including 97 Sports Emmy Awards. Its “Road to the Super Bowl” production is the longest running (40th anniversary this year) and most honored (28 Emmys) annual sports special on television.