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C B S N.F.L. Sports Coverage (football)

    (CBS Regular Season NFL football, 1964 - 1968)

    [CBS paid millions for the rights to broadcast coverage of the NFL
     regular season games during the mid-1960s. During the 1968/69
     season, when NBC won the rights, they committed a monumental 
     gaffe by truncating the last 8 minutes of game coverage so
     the network movie "Heidi" could start on time...and never
     heard the end of it from fans.]


Theme 1: "CBS Sports NFL Theme"

    [ASCAP alternate titles...
     aka: "N F L Today Theme";
     aka: "NFL Football (Opening & Closing Theme)"

     Composers: Walter ("Walt") Levinsky (ASCAP), and
                Elliot J. Schrager (BMI)

     1978 Publisher: 
     
     2014 Publishers: Aspenfair Music Inc. (ASCAP)
                         c/o Sony-ATV Harmony
                         of Nashville, TN; and
                      EMI-Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI)
                         of Nashville, TN
     Copyright Date:
     Renewal Date:

     Recordings:


Theme 2 (circa 1965): Confidence, from the musical production
           "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"

    [aka: "The Walter Mitty March"; 

     ...verified from details in a published Marching Band
     arrangement of "Confidence" also referred to as "The
     N.F.L. TV Theme (March)"...
     
     this musical production scored by Carr and Shuman
     was based upon the James Thurber classic short story
     about a man who lives for adventures in his daydreams.]

     Composers: music by Leon Carr (ASCAP) and
                lyric by Earl S. Shuman (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: April Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

     2000 Publisher: Music Sales Corp. (ASCAP)
                        of New York, NY

     [as "Confidence, from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"]:
     Unpublished Copyright Date: Nov. 10, 1964; Eu 852 715.
     Unpublished Renewal   Date: Jan.  3, 1992; RE-567-443.

     [as "Walter Mitty March, from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"]:
     Unpublished Copyright Date: Nov. 10, 1964; Eu 852 727.
     Unpublished Renewal   Date: Jan.  3, 1992; RE-567-454 .

     Recordings:



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