Paley Center to Screen Super Bowl I

For the first time ever, later this month The Paley Center for Media will hold public screenings of Super Bowl I at its New York City and Los Angeles locations as part of a new exhibit: A Century of Football: Celebrating the NFL’s 100th Season.

Officially the AFL-NFL World Championship Game between the Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) and the Green Bay Packers (NFL), both CBS and NBC broadcast the game on Sunday, January 15th, 1967. Both networks later destroyed, recorded over, or lost their recordings of Super Bowl I.

Thankfully, a football fan recorded most of the CBS broadcast of the game on a pair of 2″ quadruplex videotapes. In 2005, his son brought the videotapes to The Paly Center. Along with NFL Films footage and audio of the CBS broadcast, The Paley Center restored Super Bowl I. Unfortunately, due to copyright issues and other complications, The Paley Center was unable to share the restored broadcast with the public. You can learn more about the recovery by reading my Tales of Recovery column examining Super Bowl I, first published in February 2014.

The public screenings of Super Bowl I will be held on September 14th, 15th, 18th, 19th, 20th. Screenings are free and open to the public. See the A Century of Football: Celebrating the NFL’s 100th Season exhibit page for details.

(via Deadline Hollywood)

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