List of NFL Championship Game broadcasters

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The following is a list of the television networks and announcers that broadcast the National Football League Championship Game from the 1940s until the 1969 NFL season (after which the NFL merged with the American Football League). The National Football League first held a championship game in 1933, it took until 1948 before a championship game would be televised. The successor to the NFL Championship Game is the NFC Championship Game.

Season Network Play-by-play Color commentator(s) Sideline reporter(s)
1948 ABC Harry Wismer
1949 No Network Telecast (game was played in Los Angeles, and at the time, there was no way to send live TV programs from the West Coast to the East Coast and vice-versa)
1950 ABC Harry Wismer Red Grange and Joe Hasel
1951 DuMont (first NFL Championship Game to be televised live from coast-to-coast) Harry Wismer Earl Gillespie
1952 DuMont Harry Wismer
1953 DuMont Harry Wismer Red Grange
1954 DuMont Byrum Saam (first half) and Chuck Thompson (second half)
1955 NBC Bob Kelley (first half) and Ken Coleman (second half) Bob Graham
1956 NBC Chris Schenkel (first half) and Jack Brickhouse (second half) Red Grange
1957 NBC Van Patrick (first half) and Ken Coleman (second half) Red Grange
1958 NBC Chris Schenkel (first half) and Chuck Thompson (second half)
1959 NBC Chuck Thompson (first half) and Chris Schenkel (second half)
1960 NBC Lindsey Nelson (first half) and Ray Scott (second half)
1961 NBC Lindsey Nelson (first half) and Chris Schenkel (second half)
1962 NBC Chris Schenkel (first half) and Ray Scott (second half)
1963 NBC Jack Brickhouse (first half) and Chris Schenkel (second half) George Connor
1964 CBS Ken Coleman (first half) and Chuck Thompson (second half) Frank Gifford
1965 CBS (first NFL Championship Game to be televised in color[1]) Ray Scott (first half) and Ken Coleman (second half) Pat Summerall
1966 CBS Jack Buck (first half) and Ray Scott (second half) Frank Gifford Pat Summerall
1967 CBS Ray Scott (first half) and Jack Buck (second half) Frank Gifford Pat Summerall and Tom Brookshier
1968 CBS Jack Buck Pat Summerall Bruce Roberts
1969 CBS Ray Scott Paul Christman Bruce Roberts

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "CBS TV audio from 1965 NFL Championship game". Classic TV Sports. 23 January 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 

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