’60 Minutes’ to produce monthly sports program for Showtime

Showtime’s monthly newsmagazine, “60 Minutes of Sports,” will debut in November, reports Brian Stelter.

Each episode will include two new stories, along with one old (but updated) story from the “60 Minutes” archive; and one in-studio interview. “60 Minutes” correspondents and CBS Sports reporters will both contribute to the newsmagazine. …

The new program may be a sign of Showtime’s eagerness to challenge its bigger rival HBO in the category of sports. For many years HBO has televised a monthly sports newsmagazine, “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel.”

* “60 Minutes” to produce a monthly sports show for Showtime (nytimes.com)
* In other sports news… SI has a bake-off for its managing editor job (deadspin.com)

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