POSTED: Wednesday December 24th 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SPORTS EVENTS ON NBC DEC. 24, 2008 – FEB. 1, 2009

(All Times Eastern Unless Noted)

PROGRAMMING NOTE: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28: SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL GAME IS DENVER BRONCOS VS. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS



TIME CHANGE NOTE: SATURDAY, JANUARY 10: \“TICKET TO THE TOUR\” begins at 3 pm ET



UNIVERSAL SPORTS

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24

7 p.m. – 1 a.m.

2008 BEIJING PARALYMPIC GAMES – WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL, SWIMMING AND TRACK & FIELD EVENTS (re-air)

Site: Beijing, China



UNIVERSAL SPORTS

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

2008 BEIJING PARALYMPIC GAMES - WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL,  WHEELCHAIR RUGBY, SWIMMING AND TRACK & FIELD EVENTS (re-air)

Site: Beijing, China





THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

SMUCKER\‘S PRESENTS HOT ICE, COOL SOUNDS (tape)

Commentators:  Peter Carruthers, Roz Sumners

Site:  Chevrolet Center, Youngstown, OH



UNIVERSAL SPORTS

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

FIS CROSS COUNTRY WORLD CUP / TOUR DE SKI – WOMEN\‘S 2.6K (same day)

Site: Oberhof, Germany

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

FIS CROSS COUNTRY WORLD CUP / TOUR DE SKI – MEN\‘S 3.6K (same day)

Site: Oberhof, Germany



SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

PGA TOUR YEAR-IN-REVIEW (tape)

Commentators:  Jimmy Roberts

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

THE ADT GOLF SKILLS CHALLENGE (tape)

Commentators:  Dan Hicks, Gary Koch, Roger Maltbie

Site: Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort and Club, Miami, FL

*Available in High Definition

8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

THE BEIJING OLYMPIC OPENING CEREMONY: TV EVENT OF THE YEAR (tape)

Commentators:  Bob Costas, Matt Lauer

Site: Beijing, China

*Available in High Definition



UNIVERSAL SPORTS

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

FIS ALPINE SKI WORLD CUP – WOMEN\‘S GIANT SLALOM (same day)

Site: Semmering, Austria

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

FIS ALPINE SKI WORLD CUP – MEN\‘S DOWNHILL (same day)

Site: Bormio, Italy

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

FIS CROSS COUNTRY WORLD CUP / TOUR DE SKI – WOMEN\‘S 10K (same day)

Site: Oberhof, Germany

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

FIS CROSS COUNTRY WORLD CUP / TOUR DE SKI – MEN\‘S 15K (same day)

Site: Oberhof, Germany

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

THE ADT GOLF SKILLS CHALLENGE (tape)

Commentators:  Dan Hicks, Gary Koch, Roger Maltbie

Site:  Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort and Club, Miami, FL

*Available in High Definition

7 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA (live)

Commentators:  Bob Costas, Cris Collinsworth, Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick, Tiki Barber, Jerome Bettis, Peter King

Site:  New York, NY

*Available in High Definition

8:15 p.m. – Conclusion

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: FLEX GAME – DENVER BRONCOS VS. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (live)

Commentators:  Al Michaels, John Madden, Andrea Kremer

Site:  San Diego, Calif.

*Available in High Definition



UNIVERSAL SPORTS

MONDAY, DECEMBER 29

12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

FIS ALPINE WORLD CUP – WOMEN\‘S SLALOM (live)

Site: Semmering, Austria



2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

FIS CROSS COUNTRY WORLD CUP / TOUR DE SKI – WOMEN\‘S AND MEN\‘S SPRINTS (same day)

Site: Prague, Czech Republic



4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

FIS SKI JUMPING WORLD CUP / FOUR HILLS (same day)

Site: Oberstdorf, Germany



UNIVERSAL SPORTS

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

FIS CROSS COUNTRY WORLD CUP / TOUR DE SKI – MEN\‘S 15 K (same day)

Site: Nove Mesto, Czech Republic



2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

FIS CROSS COUNTRY WORLD CUP / TOUR DE SKI – WOMEN\‘S 10K (same day)

Site: Nove Mesto, Czech Republic



UNIVERSAL SPORTS

THURSDAY, JANUARY 1

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

FIS SKI JUMPING / FOUR HILLS (same day)

Site: Garmish, Germany



2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

FIS CROSS COUNTRY WORLD CUP / TOUR DE SKI – WOMEN\‘S AND MEN\‘S SPRINTS

Site: Nove Mesto, Czech Republic



THURSDAY, JANUARY 1

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

BRIDGESTONE NHL WINTER CLASSIC: Detroit Red Wings vs. Chicago Blackhawks (live)

Commentators: Bob Costas, Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire, Mike Milbury, Darren Pang

Site: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL

* Available in High Definition

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

NBC SKATING SPECIAL: The Music of Seal on Ice (re-air)

Commentators: Brian Boitano

Site: Verizon Center, Washington DC



UNIVERSAL SPORTS

SATURDAY, JANUARY 3

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

FIS CROSS COUNTRY WORLD CUP / TOUR DE SKI – WOMEN\‘S 10K (same day)

Site: Val di Fiemme, Italy



1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

FIS CROSS COUNTRY WORLD CUP / TOUR DE SKI – MEN\‘S 20K (same day)

Site: Val di Fiemme, Italy





SATURDAY, JANUARY 3

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

U.S. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL (live)

Commentators: Bob Papa, Pat Haden, Tom Lemming, Lewis Johnson, Marty Snider

Site: Alamodome, San Antonio, TX

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA (live)

Commentators: Bob Costas, Keith Olbermann, Dan Patrick, Jerome Bettis, Peter King

Site: New York, NY

*Available in High Definition

4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

NFL ON NBC WILDCARD GAME 1 (live)

Commentators: Tom Hammond, Cris Collinsworth, Tiki Barber

Site: TBA

*Available in High Definition

8:00 p.m. – Conclusion

NFL ON NBC WILDCARD GAME 2 (live)

Commentators: Al Michaels, John Madden, Andrea Kremer

Site: TBA

*Available in High Definition



UNIVERSAL SPORTS

SUNDAY, JANUARY 4

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

FIS ALPINE SKI WORLD CUP – WOMEN\‘S SLALOM

Site: Zagreb, Croatia

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

FIS CROSS COUNTRY WORLD CUP / TOUR DE SKI – WOMEN\‘S 9K CLIMB (same day)

Site: Val di Fiemme, Italy

1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

FIS CROSS COUNTRY WORLD CUP / TOUR DE SKI – MEN\‘S 11K CLIMB (same day)

Site: Val di Fiemme, Italy



4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

FIS SKI JUMPING WORLD CUP / FOUR HILLS (same day)

Site: Innsbruck, Austria







SUNDAY, JANUARY 4

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

AMERICA\‘S HORSE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Commentators: Tim Ryan, Robbie Boyce, Donna Barton Brothers

Site: TBA

*Available in High Definition

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

PBR

Commentators: Kenny Rice, Justin McKee, Ty Murray, Donna Brothers

Site: Baltimore, MD

*Available in High Definition

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

NBC SKATING SPECIAL: Smucker\‘s Stars on Ice (tape)

Commentators: Scott Hamilton, Sasha Cohen

Site: Lake Placid, NY

*Available in High Definition



UNIVERSAL SPORTS

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7

7 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

CHL EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS HOCKEY LEAGUE: SEMIFINAL GAMES (same day)

UNIVERSAL SPORTS

SATURDAY, JANUARY 10

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

FIS ALPINE SKI WORLD CUP – WOMEN\‘S GIANT SLALOM (same day)

Site: Maribor, Slovenia



12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

FIS ALPINE SKI WORLD CUP – MEN\‘S GIANT SLALOM (same day)

Site: Adelboden, Switzerland



4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

ISU EUROPEAN SPEED SKATING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (same day)

Site: Heerenveen, Netherlands





SATURDAY, JANUARY 10

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

\“TICKET TO THE TOUR\” presented by Nationwide (tape)

Commentators:  Jimmy Roberts

*Available in High Definition

4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

ALLI WINTER DEW TOUR (live)

Commentators:  Pat Parnell, Todd Richards, Luke VonValen, Tina Dixon, Tiffany Simons

Site:  Mt. Snow, VT

*Available in High Definition





UNIVERSAL SPORTS

SUNDAY, JANUARY 11

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

FIS ALPINE SKI WORLD CUP – WOMEN\‘S SLALOM (same day)

Site: Maribor, Slovenia



12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

FIS ALPINE SKI WORLD CUP – MEN\‘S SLALOM (same day)

Site: Adelboden, Switzerland



4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

ISU EUROPEAN SPEED SKATING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (same day)

Site: Heerenveen, Netherlands





SUNDAY, JANUARY 11

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

ALLI WINTER DEW TOUR (live)

Commentators:  Pat Parnell, Todd Richards, Luke VonValen, Tina Dixon, Tiffany Simons

Site:  Mt. Snow, VT

*Available in High Definition



SATURDAY, JANUARY 17

4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

PBR

Commentators:  Kenny Rice, Justin McKee, Ty Murray, Donna Brothers

Site:  Fresno, CA

*Available in High Definition



SUNDAY, JANUARY 18

12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

NHL ON NBC: New York Rangers @ Pittsburgh Penguins (live)

Commentators:  Mike Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, Pierre McGuire, Mike Milbury

Site: Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, PA

*Available in High Definition

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

JEEP WORLD OF ADVENTURE (tape)

Commentators:  Pat Parnell

Site:  TBA

*Available in High Definition

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

NBC SKATING SPECIAL: Progressive Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular (tape)

Commentators:  Bart Conner, Nadia Comaneci, Peggy Fleming

Site:  Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, SD

*Available in High Definition



SATURDAY, JANUARY 24

3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

US FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS (live)

Commentators:  Tom Hammond, Scott Hamilton, Sandra Bezic, Tracy Wilson, Andrea Joyce

Site:  Cleveland, OH

*Available in High Definition

9 p.m. – 11 p.m.

US FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS (live)

Commentators:  Tom Hammond, Scott Hamilton, Sandra Bezic, Tracy Wilson, Andrea Joyce

Site:  Cleveland, OH

*Available in High Definition



SUNDAY, JANUARY 25

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

NATURE VALLEY FREESTYLE CUP (tape)

Commentators:  Trace Worthington, Johnny Moseley, Tina Dixon

Site:  TBA

*Available in High Definition

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

AUTO SHOW (tape)

Commentators:  Bill Weber, Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast

Site:  Detroit, MI

*Available in High Definition

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

US FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS (live)

Commentators:  Tom Hammond, Scott Hamilton, Sandra Bezic, Wilson, Andrea Joyce

Site:  Cleveland, OH

*Available in High Definition



SATURDAY, JANUARY 31

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

MILLROSE GAMES (tape)

Commentators:  Tom Hammond, Ato Bolden, Lewis Johnson, Dwight Stones

Site:  Madison Square Garden, NY

*Available in High Definition

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.



US FIGURE SKATING EXHIBITION (tape)

Commentators:  Tom Hammond, Scott Hamilton, Sandra Bezic, Tracy Wilson, Andrea Joyce

Site:  Cleveland, OH

*Available in High Definition

4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

PBR (tape)

Commentators:  Kenny Rice, Justin McKee, Ty Murray, Donna Brothers

Site:  Winston-Salem, NC

*Available in High Definition



SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1

12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

SUPERBOWL XLIII PRE-GAME SHOW (live and tape)

Commentators:  TBA

Site:  Tampa Bay, FL

*Available in High Definition

6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

SUPERBOWL XLIII (live)

Commentators:  Al Michaels, John Madden, Andrea Kremer

Site:  Tampa Bay, FL

*Available in High Definition




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