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05.26.2020

CBS SPORTS LOOKS BACK AT UNFORGETTABLE STORIES WITH “60 MINUTES SPORTS: TIMELESS STORIES”

Memorable Stories from “60 Minutes Sports,” Highlighting Extraordinary People, Places and Moments, Will Air on CBS over Six Episodes, Beginning Saturday, May 30

Includes Classic “60 Minutes” Interviews with 24-Year-Old LeBron James in 2009 and Drew Brees in 2010 on New Orleans’ Recovery After Hurricane Katrina

CBS Sports, in collaboration with CBS News, will look back at unforgettable stories with 60 MINUTES SPORTS: TIMELESS STORIES. Eighteen stories highlighting iconic stars, headline-making moments, inspirational people and places around the world will be told across six shows beginning Saturday, May 30 at 1:30 PM, ET on CBS.

Each one-hour episode, hosted by James Brown, will highlight three stories that debuted on 60 MINUTES or 60 MINUTES SPORTS, an investigative sports show that featured the award-winning team behind 60 MINUTES. That series, known for its in-depth reporting and compelling interviews, aired on SHOWTIME from 2013-2017.

The series includes two classic interviews which originally aired on 60 MINUTES. Episode 2 (Sunday, May 31 at 1:30 PM, ET) will revisit a 24-year-old LeBron James in 2009 before he became a global icon. And Episode 5 (Saturday, June 13 at 1:30 PM, ET) will go back to 2010 with a Drew Brees profile, following the Saints’ Super Bowl XLIV victory, discussing how he helped New Orleans recover after Hurricane Katrina.

Following are details and air dates for the six episodes:

EPISODE 1: Saturday, May 30 at 1:30 PM, ET

Modern Gladiators

A look at the violent sport of “Florentine Football,” which combines soccer, rugby, football and bare-knuckle brawling. (Original air date: Dec. 1, 2015)

Revolution in Iran

Katayoun Khosrowyar or “Kat” is an American expat who, along with others, has grown and developed women’s soccer in Iran through activism and coaching its future stars. (Original air date: Dec. 6, 2016)

Hurling

The Irish game of hurling is a national past time that combines the skills of baseball, hockey, lacrosse and rugby in what some have termed a cross between “sport and murder.” (Original air date: Oct. 6, 2015)

EPISODE 2: Sunday, May 31 at 1:30 PM, ET

LeBron

A 24-year-old LeBron James, before he became a global icon for a generation of sports fans. (Original air date on 60 MINUTES: March 29, 2009; re-aired on 60 MINUTES SPORTS: July 3, 2013)

Sneakerheads

Professional athletes and tastemakers like Kevin Durant, CC Sabathia and Victor Cruz were key figures in driving the $20 billion industry and secondary market of sneakers to the forefront. (Original air date: June 3, 2015)

The Teacher

Morgan Wootten’s long and successful career as a high school basketball coach is revered in the sports community by the likes of Mike Krzyzewski, Red Auerbach and John Wooden. (Original air date: April 1, 2015)

EPISODE 3: Saturday, June 6 at 1:30 PM, ET

Alone on the Wall

Before he was the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary, Lara Logan interviews Alex Honnold, the freestyle solo climber as he prepares to scale a 1,600-foot rock wall. (Original air date on 60 MINUTES: Oct. 2, 2011; re-aired on 60 MINUTES SPORTS: Jan. 9, 2013)

The Ride of His Life

Legendary surfer Garrett McNamara takes Anderson Cooper into the waters off Portugal in search of the coveted 100-foot wave. (Original air date: March 6, 2013)

Birdmen

Extreme athletes don wing-suits, jump off mountaintops and fly down at roughly 140 miles-per-hour. (Original air date on 60 MINUTES: Oct. 11, 2009; re-aired on 60 MINUTES SPORTS: June 5, 2013)

EPISODE 4: Sunday, June 7 at 1:30 PM, ET

The Most Dangerous Eight Seconds

The popular Professional Bull Riding Tour is home to the most thrilling and dangerous eight seconds you’ll ever see, as its riders attempt to hold onto a bucking 2,000-pound bull. (Original air date: Feb. 3, 2015)

Boys of Summer

The Cape Cod Baseball League is the summer home to some of the best college baseball players and draws the attention of Major League Baseball’s top scouts. (Original air date: May 6, 2015)

Harry

Harvard Crew Coach Harry Parker reflects on his 51-season career while preparing a group of rowers and fighting his last race: against cancer. (Original air date: Sept. 4, 2013)

EPISODE 5: Saturday, June 13 at 1:30 PM, ET

Cool Brees

A classic interview with Drew Brees following the Saints’ win in Super Bowl XLIV and how the rising superstar helped the city of New Orleans recover in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. (Original air date on 60 MINUTES: Sept. 26, 2010)

Michigan’s Secret Weapon

Superstar quarterback Tom Brady, Heisman winner Desmond Howard and some of the University of Michigan’s biggest athletes credit a behind-the-scenes counselor named Greg Harden for their success. (Original air date: March 5, 2014)

The Nomads

The untold story of a remarkable group of African-American men barred from all-white country clubs and public courses in the 1950s creates a social club still inspiring generations of golfers. (Original air date: March 7, 2017)

EPISODE 6: Sunday, June 14 at 2:00 PM, ET

Darts Wonderland

Enter the world of professional darts where matches broadcast in over 100 countries. (Original air date: May 1, 2013)

Baseball Island

James Brown investigates how the tiny Dutch Territory of Curacao – home of Andruw Jones and Didi Gregorius – has become a hotbed farm system for Major League Baseball talent. (Original air date: Oct. 6, 2015)

Pete Dye

Meet the man whose golf course designs have drawn the attention of the PGA TOUR, the man whose name is synonymous with difficult: the legendary Pete Dye. (Original air date: April 3, 2013)

The broadcast schedule for all six episodes of 60 MINUTES SPORTS: TIMELESS STORIES on CBS:

Episode #1

Saturday, May 30

1:30 PM, ET

Episode #2

Sunday, May 31

1:30 PM, ET

Episode #3

Saturday, June 6

1:30 PM, ET

Episode #4

Sunday, June 7

1:30 PM, ET

Episode #5

Saturday, June 13

1:30 PM, ET

Episode #6

Sunday, June 14

2:00 PM, ET

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CBS Sports Contact:

Randall Liu

212-975-5936

randall.liu@cbs.com