A feature on former Ravens linebacker and current senior advisor to player development O.J. Brigance, who suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), looks particularly compelling.
CBS News anchor Scott Pelley’s interview with President Obama will air at 4:30 p.m. And it was announced Thursday that Jennifer Hudson will sing “America the Beautiful’’ with 26 members of the Sandy Hook Elementary School chorus. Twenty-six students and faculty from the Newtown, Conn., school were killed by a gunman Dec. 14.
Favre sitting in
Barring one of his infamous changes of heart, legendary quarterback Brett Favre will serve as a guest analyst on the NFL Network’s pregame coverage when he joins Rich Eisen, Marshall Faulk, and Deion Sanders on “NFL GameDay Morning” at 9 a.m. Sunday. That might be a record for collective ex-player egos on one studio set, at least until Ray Lewis shows up on ESPN next year . . . One non-football note this week: NESN hired Mike Baker as its remote coordinating producer of broadcasts. Baker, a Boston University graduate, worked previously at NESN from 1984-93 and has produced high-profile events for ESPN, ABC, NBC, Versus, and the NFL Network. He was most recently a freelancer at ESPN. He replaces the respected Russ Kenn, who left NESN in January after nine years.