This Week in Pro Football

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Tuesday 8:00 PM on Premiered Sep 23, 1967 In Season

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Since 1965, NFL Films has set the standards for all other sports documentarists to follow. They had already made inroads with NFL Game of the Week, which singled out a single game. Now, in 1967, NFL Films was ready to create a weekly highlight show of each NFL game in each week.

Welcome to This Week in Pro Football, NFL Films' summary of all game action from each weekend of the NFL season.

The show would run under various titles, but This Week in Pro Football is the best-remembered. It became the training ground for Tom Brookshier (left) and Pat Summerall (right) to do commentary together, leading to a few years' success on CBS and a friendship that continues to this day.

Despite bad clearances that might have blunted its impact, This Week in Pro Football drew raves around the league, as did its hosts. Brookshier and Summerall provided early shades of the wisecracks that are common to sports shows today. Such comments included "winter horrorland of Cleveland" and "the slaughter of Buffalo, which I thought was outlawed years ago." And at the end of each program, Tom and Pat made their fearless predictions about the games that would be played the next Sunday (Tom usually bested Pat each season).

The current incarnation airs weekly on YES Network.

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Previously Aired Episode

AIRED ON 8/28/2013

Season 13 : Episode 1

Pat Summerall

Pat Summerall

Co-Host

Charlie Jones

Charlie Jones

Co-Host (covering AFL games)

Harry Kalas

Harry Kalas

Sub-Co-Host

Tom Brookshier

Tom Brookshier

Co-Host (starting in 1970)

Al Meltzer

Al Meltzer

Sub-Host

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