Last week CBS announced plans for "CBS Super Bowl Park at Jackson Square," a mammoth broadcast center that will be erected in Jackson Square and will air hours of daily programming in the week leading up to Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3.
The four sets in the square (and one across the street in Washington Artillery Park) won't be used just for sports. Face the Nation With Bob Schieffer will be broadcast there, as will a week of the network's daytime chat show The Talk. The CBS Evening News will utilize the set on the Friday and Saturday before the Super Bowl, and after the game a special edition of The Late Show With Craig Ferguson will continue the Jackson Square programming.
Renderings supplied by the network showed a proscenium arch with video screens, a sports desk with the Pontalba Apartments and the Cabildo in the background and a huge pavilion-style stage. A total of 15 shows and various radio broadcasts will be based there, but CBS insisted Jackson Square will "remain open to the public." — Kevin Allman