Michael Phelps to Appear on NBC Sports' THE CROSSOVER Tomorrow, 2/1
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by TV News Desk
Michael Phelps, the most-decorated Olympian of all time, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton, and Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker join Michelle Beadle and Dave Briggs tomorrow as guests of The Crossover, at 6 and 10:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.
The Crossover, a new 30-minute daily topical sports, entertainment and pop culture show featuring Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle), one of America's most popular sports and entertainment broadcasters, and Briggs (@DaveBriggsTV), former FOX News personality, premiered Monday, Jan. 28 in New Orleans and spent the whole week in the Super Bowl city. Beginning Monday, February 4, The Crossover will move to its permanent home in Studio 8G at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York.
Among the guests in the first week of The Crossover were:
Drew Brees - New Orleans Saints QB
Archie Manning - Former Saints QB and father of Peyton and Eli Manning
David Koechner - Actor from Anchorman and The Office
Wendell Pierce - Actor from The Wire and Treme
Designed for viewers who want more than basic sports news and scores, The Crossover focuses on the biggest and most topical stories of the day in the worlds of sports, with a pop culture twist. As part of the daily show, Beadle and Briggs welcome guests from sports and entertainment to discuss the news of the day, the sports teams they love, the projects they are working on and more.
In addition to co-hosting The Crossover, Beadle serves as a correspondent for Access Hollywood, and will also continue her role as a host/reporter for NBC Sports Group's big-event properties.
The Crossover is fully integrated with social media. The set at 30 Rock features a 7-foot by 13-foot monitor wall, flanked on either side by 80-inch LED monitors directly connected to live social media feeds. Beadle and Briggs will use the monitor wall to pick and choose the "Starting 5" stories of the day, deliver sports highlights, share viral videos, and highlight twitter topics trending among various athletes and celebrities.