Last week CBS's NFL pregame show, The NFL Today, was widely panned for its tone-deaf coverage of the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide. While other networks were offering detailed, poignant coverage and showing great deference to the story, CBS was operating in their own universe. The NFL Today delayed addressing the Belcher story and went on with their usual product placements and yearly Victoria's Secret crossover tomfoolery. While NFL Network, Fox, and ESPN were praised for their handling of the story, CBS stood out like a sore thumb with their effort.
This week the NFL was met with another tragedy when Jerry Brown of the Dallas Cowboys was killed at 25 years old. His teammate Josh Brent was driving drunk at the time and has been jailed on an intoxication manslaughter charge. Thankfully, CBS learned their lesson from the week before and dedicated their entire first segment to the news of Brown's death and a serious discussion about the terrible events of the last week in the NFL. It was time CBS didn't devote to serious issues the week before. While CBS was ravaged on Twitter last week, the network was applauded for making a complete turnaround and serving viewers with the proper perspective...no comments