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No kidding. The AT&T Performing Arts Center's Jill Magnuson just sent word that on January 5 at 7:30 p.m., Roger Staubach, Mike Ditka, Bob Lilly, Randy White, Drew Pearson, and Tony Dorsett will take the stage at the Bill and Margot Winspear Opera House for the taping of a television pilot called Glory Days. The set-up is simple: Lesley Visser and Spencer Tillman will ask the Cowboys greats questions; they'll answer. Done. And, according to Brenda Bushell, president of Florida-based Legacy Entertainment, which is producing the pilot, the show will actually air in Dallas before it finds a national outlet: Glory Days is set to debut January 30 on KTVT-Channel 11, with follow-up airings February 6 (the Saturday before the Super Bowl) and after the news that follows the game that Sunday.
Makes sense it airs on Channel 11: Bushell tells Unfair Park this morning that Steve Mauldin, till recently the present and GM of the CBS affiliate, "had been our guiding light on this project." Which is why it begins in Dallas with ex-Cowboys, as well, but the concept behind Glory Days, says Bushell, is "in the hopes that we can go from city to city with NFL teams and almost create mini-reunions and get to provide some kind of an entertaining evening for them and make good television. They'll be telling their own stories in their own words. We all have different memories of times gone by, and a lot of times we don't get the stories about what really happened. I think it'll be very entertaining."
Tickets are available from $75 to $45, though Bushell and AT&TPAC'ers say they're fairly limited; says Bushell, she expects "40 to 50 fairly big name" former Cowboys just in the audience, and "we have quite a few Hollywood types who want to come."