CBS SPORTS NETWORK TO PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY ABOUT 1963 ARMY-NAVY GAME, PLAYED 15 DAYS AFTER ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY
Roger Staubach won the Heisman Trophy in 1963
Nov. 7, 2013
CBS Sports Network presents MARCHING ON: 1963 ARMY-NAVY REMEMBERED, a documentary about the monumental football game played between Army and Navy on Dec. 7, 1963, 15 days after the assassination ofPresident John F. Kennedy. The one-hour documentary airs on Thursday, Nov. 14 (8:00 PM, ET), 50 years to the week after Kennedy’s death. Actor Josh Charles of THE GOOD WIFE narrates the program.
Through the lens of this historic game, the documentary explores the impact Kennedy’s death had on the nation, and the game’s role in the country’s healing process. Interviews include Senator John McCain; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, whose father was a Navy assistant coach at the time; former Navy coach Wayne Hardin and former Army coach Paul Dietzel; Navy players Roger Staubach, Skip Orr and Tom Lynch; and Army players Rollie Stichweh, Dick Nowak and John Seymour; as well as Tony Verna, the game’s television producer, a number of Kennedy historians, including Robert Dallek, and many others associated with the game.
The game, which was played in front of 102,000 fans at Municipal Stadium in Philadelphia, Pa., also had important implications on the field, as a win would put No. 2-ranked Navy into the National Championship.
Jack Ford is executive producer. Kyle Meek serves as producer. Emilie Deutsch is Vice President, Features and Original Programming, CBS Sports. For more information, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.