As the broadcast home of Super Bowl XLVII, CBS announced Tuesday that it plans seven hours of pregame coverage from New Orleans on game day, broadcasting from several locations with sports and entertainment programming.
The game day coverage on CBS and WWL-TV Channel 4 begins at 10 a.m. on Feb. 3 with “Road to the Super Bowl,” the annual NFL Films look back at the season.
Following that, New Orleans native and Grammy award and Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis will host a one-hour special, “New Orleans: Let the Good Times Roll” at 11 a.m. on Feb. 3.
“CBS Sports celebrates the host city of New Orleans with a special one-hour program hosted by one of the Crescent City’s very own,” according to CBS promotional materials. “The Grammy Award-winning Marsalis takes us to one of the most unique cities in the world introducing the rhythm and soul of the Big Easy through its music, its people, traditions and love of football and the New Orleans Saints as it prepares for the biggest party of the year. “
“Phil Simms All-Iron Team: Super Bowl Edition” will air at noon, followed at 1 p.m. by “The Super Bowl Today.” That program, hosted by James Brown, will broadcast from three locations –Jackson Square, Champions Square and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The game itself, the 18th to be broadcast on CBS, will be called by CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz and Phil Simms. Kickoff is at 5:30 p.m.
In addition, CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour cable home of CBS Sports, debuts its Super Bowl coverage with more than 50 hours of original programming including first-time ever extended post-game coverage.
CBS News, Sports and Entertainment will also broadcast from New Orleans in several different broadcasts, including the daily talk show “The Talk,” airing from New Orleans during Super Bowl week.