CHICAGO, September 23, 2008 –From Ernie to Aramis, Shoeless Joe to Konerko, Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV follows the Northsiders and Southsiders into the postseason with two original 60-minute specials. Saturday, WGN-TV will air Cubs and Sox: All Access at 1pm and All-Time All-Chicago Team at 2pm, hosted by veteran sportscaster Dan Patrick.
Cubs and Sox: All Access (1-2pm, CDT)
Cubs and Sox: All Access is packed with features that highlight the Cubs and White Sox including: a retrospective on the 1908 Cubs (the last time they won the World Series) and a comparison to today’s team; a look at the up-and-coming stars in the Cubs and White Sox franchises; a history of the best and worst ballpark food; a “Where Are They Now?’ segment looking at Billy Williams (Cubs) and Ron Kittle (White Sox); a feature on Cubs wives and their charitable endeavors; an exploration of the differences between Cubs and White Sox fans and a look at both the Cubs and White Sox as the teams move into October postseason play.
All-Time All-Chicago Team (2-3pm, CDT)
All-Time All-Chicago Team assembles a fantasy starting lineup of the best who have ever played for one of Chicago’s two legendary teams. From the beginning of each franchise until now, who were/are the best at each position? The roster was created with input from the Cubs and White Sox TV and radio broadcasters, sportswriters of the Chicago Tribune, celebrity fans and viewer votes from online voting the last few weeks at wgntv.com. All-Time All-Chicago Team will also feature classic highlights from the WGN-TV vault as well as rare photos from the archives of the Chicago Tribune.
Host Dan Patrick is the former anchor of ESPN’s SportsCenter. He is a nationally syndicated radio host and the new co-host of NBC Sports’ Football Night in America.
Cubs and Sox: All Access and All-Time All-Chicago Team are produced by Holden Production Group. HPG, a proven producer of sports programming, has 25 years of creating programming for CBS, NBC, ESPN, USA and Fine Living and hold many industry awards, including two sports Emmys.