The Brains Behind NBC’s Sunday Night Football Explains How to Produce an NFL Telecast

Slate's sports podcast.
Sept. 9 2013 7:45 PM

Hang Up and Listen: The Secrets of Football Night Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on producing an NFL telecast, the U.S. Open, and the International Olympic Committee’s big meeting in Argentina.

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In this week’s episode of Slate’s sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca are joined by Fred Gaudelli, the producer of NBC’s Sunday Night Football, who explains how the best football broadcast on television gets put together. Sports Illustrated’s Jon Wertheim comes on to discuss Serena Williams’ 17th grand slam title and all the other storylines at the 2013 U.S. Open. They also discuss the International Olympic Committee’s decision to hold the 2020 Games in Tokyo and to return wrestling to its rightful position as an Olympic sport. Finally, they remember basketball legend Zelmo Beaty.

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Podcast production and edit by Mike Vuolo.

Stefan Fatsis is the author of Word Freak and A Few Seconds of Panic, a regular guest on NPR's All Things Considered, and a panelist on Hang Up and Listen

Josh Levin is Slate's executive editor.

Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.