“Sports Illustrated” is coming to television. Time Inc. Sports Group and the NBC Sports Group announced Monday a partnership to produce a monthly, hour-long sports magazine TV show with the same title as the legendary sports magazine. The program will debut on July 24 at 9 p.m. on the NBC Sports Network.
The premiere episode will air three days before the Olympic opening ceremonies in London with new episodes originating on either NBC Sports Network or NBC. The second episode is scheduled for Sept. 12 at 9:00 p.m. on the NBC Sports Network and the third show is slated for Oct. 13 at 2:30 p.m. on NBC.
‘Sports Illustrated’s writing and photography have been intrinsically tied to television sports coverage for nearly 60 years,” said Terry McDonell, Time Inc. Sports Group Editor. “Working with the NBC Sports Group and Red Line Films takes us to a new level.”
Specifics on hosts or correspondents for the new program have not yet been announced. NBC Sports Network is available on most Tampa Bay area cable TV services.
Former Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain, who has re-entered radio as a political talk show host will also be launching a new web-TV network call “Cain TV” on July 4. Cain announced earlier this year after dropping out of the race for the White House, that he would be taking over Neal Boortz’ radio show in early 2013. Boortz is retiring from the daily talk show grind.
Legendary jazz pianist and composer Dick Hyman will be performing this Saturday (July 7) in Sarasota at the Golden Apple Dinner Theater at 8:00 p.m. The Venice resident will do a ninety-minute solo piano show at the theater where he previously performed in December 2010 with “Days of Our Lives” star Bill Hayes.
Dick Hyman has had a distinguished career in music going back to the early days of television where he worked on the “Arthur Godfrey Show” and Mitch Miller’s “Sing Along with Mitch”. He has also scored and composed music for several Woody Allen films and continues to perform around the world in jazz festivals and concerts, including a yearly appearance at the Sarasota Jazz Festival.
Tickets are $25 dollars for the show. Visit www.thegoldenapple.com for directions and ticket information.
NBS.com writer and author Steve Aschburner was our guest on Monday’s “Sports Talk” to talk about his book “Harmon Killebrew Ultimate Slugger” and about the Dwight Howard saga with the Orlando Magic. The complete interview can be heard by clicking here.