It has been 14 years since ABC's Wide World of Sports , the sports anthology series, left the air after having become a veritable institution over 37 years. (Remember "the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat" in its intro?) Now, it's CBS's turn to span "the globe to bring you the constant variety of sport" and the "human drama of athletic competition" when it launches 60 Minutes of Sports on its pay-TV cable network Showtime in November. It will be the first sports news magazine on the channel (although it offers numerous sports shows). In a statement, Jeff Fager, the CBS News chairman who also produces 60 Minutes, said, "This is an exciting opportunity for all of us at 60 Minutes . ... Our Showtime edition will offer the same high-quality, original reporting and great storytelling our viewers have come to expect every Sunday night on CBS."

14/09/2012