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07.16.2020

CBS SPORTS CONTINUES ITS “8:46” CAMPAIGN WITH MORE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BLACK IN AMERICA ON “CBS SPORTS CONNECTED: WHAT IT MEANS TO BE ME”

The Special CBS SPORTS CONNECTED Airs Saturday, July 18

 

CBS Sports’ interview series, CBS SPORTS CONNECTED, is set to air a special show, CBS SPORTS CONNECTED: WHAT IT MEANS TO BE ME on Saturday, July 18 (2:00 PM, ET) on CBS, which furthers the conversation about systemic racism, what it means to be Black in America and the progress that still needs to be made.

 

Click here for opening tease: https://bit.ly/3j5eyMF

 

The show is a continuation of CBS Sports’ “8:46” campaign which featured personal stories and messages from CBS Sports’ James Brown, Nate Burleson, Clark Kellogg, Lisa Leslie, Swin Cash, Charles Davis, Bill Cowher, Ian Eagle, Tracy Wolfson, Brian Jones, Katrina Adams, London Fletcher, Brandon Marshall, Grant Hill, Amy Trask, Amanda Balionis, as well as other members of CBS Sports from various departments.

 

CBS Sports debuted the special campaign as an effort to keep the conversation going and moving forward in order to continue listening, learning and coming together to create real, substantive change in the fight against racial injustice.

 

The “8:46” campaign was created, executed and produced by Mark GrantEllis WilliamsJelani Rooks, along with Creative Director Pete Radovich, and Executive Producer and Senior Vice President, Production Harold Bryant following a brainstorming session on how CBS Sports can use its platform to push for progress and support the Black Community. The initial eight messages of the campaign aired during CBS Sports programming on June 13-14 and were spread out across eight minutes and 46 seconds of time, all culminating with Brown’s message of love and unity. The campaign has continued in the following weeks with additional messages.

 

Bryant, Grant, Williams, Rooks and Shoshana Salmon are the producers of CBS SPORTS CONNECTED: WHAT IT MEANS TO BE ME.

 

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CBS Sports Contact: Jerry Caraccioli 212-975-7466 gwcaraccioli@cbs.com

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Jerry Caraccioli
212-975-7466
gwcaraccioli@cbs.com