The NFL on CBS resumes on Thanksgiving Day with the New England Patriots taking on the Detroit Lions at Ford Field, the traditional early Turkey Day game. We have what the NFL Today will feature on Thursday plus what CBS Sports is saying about the matchup.
“THE NFL TODAY” FEATURES THANKSGIVING DAY STORY ON FORMER CINCINNATI BENGAL CHRIS HENRY FOR WEEK 12 OF “THE NFL TODAY” ON THURSDAY, NOV. 25Kid Rock To Perform at Halftime of New England-Detroit Thanksgiving Day GameTHE NFL ON CBS, broadcasting its 51st year of the NFL, continues its 2010 NFL season on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25 (12:30 PM, ET) beginning with THE NFL TODAY (12:00 Noon-12:30 PM, ET) live from THE NFL TODAY studio in the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City.THE NFL TODAY features a special Thanksgiving Day story on the late-Cincinnati Bengals wide receive Chris Henry narrated by his mother Carolyn Glaspy.On December 16, 2009 Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry fell from a moving vehicle in Charlotte, N.C. and died a day later as a result of the injuries he suffered during the accident. In the wake of the tragedy, Henry’s mother, Carolyn Glaspy, made the decision to donate his organs. Among the recipients were Donna Arnold, James Benton, Thomas Elliott and Brian Polk. The four, along with their immediate families, share their struggles and jubilation over the last year while waiting for donor organs and then receiving the news. Through the assistance of LifeShare of the Carolinas and the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, the four individuals that received Henry’s organs met for the first time on November 5, 2010. A day later, for the first time, the recipients all met Mrs. Glaspy for an emotional meeting a year in the making. Charlie Bloom is the producer.Excerpts from the feature:Kidney recipient Brian Polk: “I couldn’t make plans for the future because I was too busy fighting for today.”Kidney and pancreas recipient Donna Arnold: “Death. If I didn’t get transplant that was the alternative.”Liver recipient James Benton: “At one point they gave me six months to live.”Carolyn Henry Glaspy on her son’s last hours after the auto-related accident on December 16, 2009: “I thought I was just going in to see maybe, injuries and I never imagined in a million years I was going in to see my son for the last time.”In addition, Grammy Award-nominated recording artist Kid Rock will perform live during halftime of the New England-Detroit game, and country recording artist Josh Gracin will sing the National Anthem.James Brown hosts THE NFL TODAY, along with analysts Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe and Bill Cowher, NFL TODAY “General Manager” Charley Casserly, as well as Lesley Visser and Sam Ryan reporting.Eric Mann is senior producer and Bob Matina is director of THE NFL TODAY .
And the preview for Thursday’s game.
THE NFL ON CBS: WEEK 12 (THURSDAY, THANKSGIVING DAY, NOV. 25)
The CBS Television Network continues its 51st year broadcasting the NFL with coverage of THE NFL ON CBS on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25 (12:30 PM, ET) beginning with THE NFL TODAY, the Network’s NFL studio show (12:00 NOON-12:30 PM, ET) live from THE NFL TODAY studio in New York City.THE NFL ON CBS lead announce team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms call the action from the Thanksgiving Day game, New England Patriots-Detroit Lions, live from Ford Field in Detroit, Mich. Lance Barrow is the coordinating producer and lead game producer and Mike Arnold is the lead game director.Sean McManus is President, CBS News and Sports, and serves as executive producer of CBS Sports’ coverage of THE NFL ON CBS. Harold Bryant is Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.