Barça and Messi appear on CBS

Barça and Messi appear on CBS

The North American channel has made two extensive features - one about the club and another about the Argentinian superstar

CBS has opted to focus on FC Barcelona with two features being aired this week. One looks at the way Barça is run and the other looks at Leo Messi, who ended 2012 with a record 91 goals.

On Sunday January 6, ‘60 minutes’, which has been running for 44 seasons on CBS, will be showing a documentary about the success that the club has enjoyed and the way it has been run for so many years. It will be particularly highlighting how 70% of the players have come from the club’s own youth programme.

The show will also include appearances from the likes of president Sandro Rosell, director of sport Andoni Zubizarreta and players Leo Messi, Xavi Hernández, Cesc Fàbregas and Gerard Piqué.

16 million viewers

’60 minutes’ is one of the classics on CBS, and as well as the US, it is also viewed in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Latin America by something in the region of 16 million people a week.

It has recently shown features on major sports personalities such as Michael Phelps and Novak Djokovic, as well as other important public figures along the lines of Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Steven Spielberg, Daniel Craig, Angelina Jolie and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Leo Messi in launch of ’60 Minutes Sports’

Such has been the success of ‘60 minutes’ that the channel has created a new version focused entirely on sports. The launch on January 9 will be examining the life of Leo Messi, described by the promo as “the best footballer in the world.” The Argentinian striker gave an exclusive interview to prestigious reporter Bob Simons, in which he looks back at his record-breaking 2012 and will be aired just two days after the FIFA Ballon d’Or gala.

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