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CBS Sports taking over NOLA's Jackson Square for Super Bowl XLVII

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer
The CBS Cable Bridge in New Orleans. (CBS Interactive)

We are coming to your town to help you party down. Well, assuming your town is New Orleans, anyway. If it is, CBS Sports is going to be there for a large chunk of January and February, helping the city celebrate Super Bowl XLVII.

And in order to really make things interesting, the mothership is creating our own "CBS Super Bowl Park at Jackson Square" -- the home for broadcasting just about every television and radio show we've got, from the heart of the French Quarter.

The list is long and distinguished and includes: The Super Bowl Today (James Brown, Marino, Boomer, Cowher, Sharpe), Inside the Super Bowl, NFL Monday QB, Rome, Doug Gottlieb's new Lead Off, Showtime's Emmy Award-winning Inside the NFL, and even Eye on Pro Football in New Orleans (which is like, us, but on TV) will be broadcast from Jackson Square.

The list doesn't stop at sports though -- CBS This Morning, The Talk, CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and OMG! Insider with also be broadcast from Jackson Square during Super Bowl week.

"The Super Bowl is the granddaddy of big event television, and our approach this year is unlike anything we have ever done,” said Leslie Moonves, president and CEO of CBS Corporation. “For the first time, CBS Corporation will have week-long, round-the-clock Super Bowl coverage on more than a half-dozen platforms. Creating CBS Super Bowl Park at Jackson Square as the center of all this activity will make it even more compelling, and also illustrate the collaborative efforts across the company."

That effort means there's gonna be four outdoor television sets in Jackson Square, with the square staying open to the public and that gob of television shows (15 in all) broadcasting from New Orleans.

One of four Jackson Square outdoor sets for CBS shows. (CBS Interactive)

It should be a pretty fun time (program scheduling will be released later, but you can check all the details here for now). Hope to see you there.

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