Wild World of Sports

January 25, 2009

Many people treat it as a national holiday, more Americans watch it than vote in presidential elections, and it leaves an economic footprint larger than the Gross Domestic Product of 49 countries: it's Super Bowl Sunday. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, we'll go behind the scenes of the greatest day in American sport. Also, "A People's History of Sports in the United States."

  1. Allen St. John on "The Billion Dollar Game"

    Allen St. John tells Jim Fleming about the Fox game coverage strategy that has made the broadcast so iconic and recalls some of the greatest televised moments of Superbowls past.

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  2. Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht on Athletic Beauty

    Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht states Immanuel Kant's concept of Beauty is useful when applied to the world of sports, and that such Beauty approaches the sacred.

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  3. Melissa Joulwan on Roller Derby

    Melissa Joulwan plays for a roller derby team under the name "Melicious."

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  4. Dave Zirin on Sports and Politics

    Dave Zirin may be the best young sportswriter in America. He's the author of "A People's History of Sports in the United States: 250 Years of Politics, Protest, People and Play."

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