CBS had at least one honest-to-God reporter at the Superdome on Sunday: Armen Keteyian, who was on assignment for 60 Minutes Sports. When the lights went out, he was wrapping up an interview with an NFL exec, Frank Supovitz, senior VP for events. Paydirt! The cameras were still rolling, and Keteyian was getting an amazing firsthand account of one of the biggest fuck-ups in Super Bowl history.
And how did CBS take advantage of this incredible access? It didn't. If he relayed information to CBS Sports producers, it was impossible to tell. The dirty work was left to Steve Tasker and James Brown and Shannon Sharpe, and we know how well that went. Instead, Keteyian's report will air on Showtime on Wednesday, after he teased it on CBS This Morning yesterday. (We reached out to Keteyian. He was on deadline and couldn't comment.)