Selects for the behind-the-scenes documentary about the events and personalities surrounding Super Bowl X in Miami between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys. Features intimate portraits of the players and the CBS personnel who broadcast the events of Super Bowl week. Produced with multiple lightweight video cameras in TVTV style, it is both informative and revealing of the extremes surrounding football culture and hype. This video contains footage from a production meeting led by CBS TV Executive Bob Wussler and the taping of "Super Night at the Super Bowl," a CBS television special.
00:00Copy video clip URL CBS production meeting. Bob Wussler goes over the logistics of the Super Bowl X production with the crew. He also announces the roster for a tag football game that will take place between the CBS production staff and other famous Hall of Famers. This lasts for several minutes.
06:53Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of Wussler in a meeting with a fellow executive. The two talk about incorporating the bicentennial logo into the program.
08:46Copy video clip URL Wussler and his associates make their way out of the meeting. Wussler shares a few words with a fellow CBS employee.
09:49Copy video clip URL Cut to footage from a CBS banquet that was being thrown on the night before the Super Bowl. Videomaker Nancy Cain tries to interview a few TV executives about buying time during the Super Bowl. The videomakers speak with Jim Rosenfield about buying time and are told that they would have to wait for two years–when CBS will be broadcasting the Super Bowl once again. This is then followed by footage from inside of a car. The videomakers travel to another destination. This lasts for several minutes.
15:48Copy video clip URL Weinberg and Friedman follow a CBS employee into a large convention hall. CBS is taping a Super Bowl television special. Weinberg speaks with a few of the performers in the special before the taping. There is also footage of CBS Sports Commentator Phyllis George signing an autograph. Weinberg, Friedman, and Soltes converse with a number of CBS employees before the taping begins. This lasts for several minutes.
19:19Copy video clip URL Cut to inside of the convention hall where the television special will be taped. Nearly every seat is taken as the last remaining audience members file in. The videomakers gather footage from around the event.
19:43Copy video clip URL The conductor for the orchestra at the taping introduces the videomakers to actor Hugh O’Brian, known for his role as Wyatt Earp in the ABC television series “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp.” O’Brian and Weinberg talk about growing up in the North Shore Chicago area.
21:43Copy video clip URL Weinberg speaks with comedian Henny Youngman. Youngman jokes with Weinberg about his resemblance to Groucho Marx. He begins to talk about the importance of football but gets cut off by a shot of the beginning of the program.
23:55Copy video clip URL As the videomakers take their seat for the show, the host makes a few announcements and works the crowd up before the taping begins. The cameraman gathers footage of two performances. This lasts for several minutes.
27:12Copy video clip URL After the taping, the videomakers speak with Super Bowl director Sandy Grossman and ask for his thoughts on the television special. Grossman states that he was falling asleep throughout the taping. The tape gets very rough throughout this portion of the tape.
28:15Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot from inside of a car at the end of the night. The tape ends shortly afterward.
28:52Copy video clip URL Tape ends.