The NFL Today
- The NFL Topay is also the name of the radio show that corresponds with the television show.
is an American sports series
that precedes the American football
program The NFL on CBS
on CBS Sports
. The program usually airs at noon
) on Sundays of the National Football League regular season
. The hosts and studio analysts on the program comment on the latest NFL events and make their game predictions.
Dawn of the pregame format (1961–1974)
On September 17, 1961
, CBS Sports
broadcast the first remote 15-minute pre-game show, the first of its kind on network sports television. Pro Football Kickoff
(with host Johnny Lujack
) originated from NFL stadiums around the country with a comprehensive look at all the day's games. This show was succeeded in 1962
by NFL Kickoff
(with Kyle Rote
During the 1964
season, Frank Gifford
began hosting NFL Report
, which later that season would be retitled The NFL Today
. This version of The NFL Today
was a 15-minute, regional sports program that presented interviews with National Football League players and coaches, and news and features about the NFL.
, The NFL Today
expanded to a 30-minute format preceding game coverage.
On September 20, 1970, The NFL Today
signed industry-pioneering women: Marjorie Margolies
, who produced and reported features and actress Carole Howey
, who also reported. Margolies would win election to the U.S. House
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