CSN to deliver special Bulls/NBA Draft editions of SportsTalk Live and In the Loop Prime

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CSN to deliver special Bulls/NBA Draft editions of SportsTalk Live and In the Loop Prime

NBA Draft PREVIEW on “SportsTalk Live” at 5:30 PM CT with host David Kaplan and Bulls/NBA experts

NBA Draft RECAP on “In the Loop Prime” at 9:30 PM CT (time approx. following “Cubs Postgame Live”) with host Mark Schanowski, along with detailed draft analysis from Kendall Gill, Will Perdue, and Vincent Goodwill

Chicago, IL (June 21, 2017) – On the eve of the 2017 NBA Draft, CSN Chicago (CSN), the home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Bulls, will provide viewers with a detailed preview and a complete recap via TWO draft specials airing tomorrow night (Thursday, June 22), both of which will take place LIVE inside the Bulls draft headquarters at the Advocate Center in downtown Chicago.

At 5:30 PM CT tomorrow night, CSN will preview the NBA Draft on SportsTalk Live presented by The Chevy Silverado.  Hosted by David Kaplan (@thekapman) and featuring CSN’s Bulls coverage team of Mark Schanowski (@MarkSchanowski), Kendall Gill (@KendallG13), Will Perdue (@Will_Perdue32), and CSNChicago.com Bulls “Insider” Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill), this special edition of SportsTalk Live will take an in-depth look at the Bulls potential picks (currently at #16 & #38 overall) and breakdown the team’s potential scenarios should a trade be on the horizon. 

Then at 9:30 PM (time approx., immediately following “Cubs Postgame Live”), CSN will deliver a complete NBA Draft recap on In the Loop Prime presented by GMC.  Hosted by Schanowski, along with featured analysts Gill, Perdue, and Goodwill, In the Loop Prime will dive into detailed discussion surrounding the Bulls’ first and second round picks, along with showcasing podium moment highlights featuring the new Bulls rookies from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, an overview of every trade made throughout the evening, plus – a live interview with a Bulls front office executive from the Advocate Center.  PLEASE NOTE: Live stream of both programs will also be available on CSNChicago.com/WatchLive or via the NBC Sports app to authenticated CSN Chicago subscribers. 

For even more extensive Bulls/NBA Draft coverage, viewers are also urged to visit CSNChicago.com’s Bulls section: (http://www.csnchicago.com/bulls ), which will include in-depth draft previews and player pick profiles via Goodwill and Bulls digital reporter producer Mark Strotman (@markstrot), along with additional web-exclusive interviews, draft footage video and more.  Fans can also look forward to a pair of NBA Draft-specific “Bulls Talk PODCASTs” featuring Schanowski, Goodwill, Bulls Pre/Postgame Live producer Kevin Anderson (@CSNKevin), and additional special guests.  All of CSN’s podcasts can be downloaded at CSNChicago.com/podcasts and by simply subscribing to them via Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Stitcher.  The podcasts can be played on any mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.

From a social media standpoint, Schanowski and Goodwill will provide instant reaction to the Bulls first round pick on Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/CSNChicago/ ), plus – CSN will deliver up-to-the-second live Twitter draft updates/analysis via its dedicated Bulls Twitter handle (@CSNBulls).  In addition, NBA Draft/Advocate Center “Sights & Sounds” highlights will be provided via Snapchat (‘csnchicago’), along with additional coverage/photos/quick video offerings from ‘CSN Chicago’ through Instagram and Instagram Live.  Fans on Twitter can also interact throughout NBA Draft by utilizing the Twitter hashtag #BullsTalk.

CSN to celebrate "Mark Buehrle Day" on Saturday, June 24

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CSN to celebrate "Mark Buehrle Day" on Saturday, June 24

CSN to air live coverage of Buehrle’s #56 jersey retirement ceremony on Saturday, June 24 beginning at 12 NOON CT on “White Sox Pregame Live presented by The Kowalis Family of Dealerships;”

White Sox vs. Oakland Athletics game telecast to air immediately following the Buehrle pre-game festivities!

Full live stream coverage also accessible on CSNChicago.com/WatchLive and via the NBC Sports app to authenticated CSN Chicago subscribers!

Additional Buehrle celebratory programming on CSN to include re-airs of his no-hitter from 2007, his perfect game from 2009, plus – an encore presentation of the network’s acclaimed White Sox 2005 World Series documentary “Believe,” along with an updated edition of “Inside Look: Mark Buehrle” and much more!

CSNChicago.com to provide in-depth Buehrle feature content all weekend long, along with extensive social media interactivity on CSN’s multitude of social platforms!

Chicago, IL (June 20, 2017) – In celebration of Chicago White Sox legend MARK BUEHRLE being honored by the team with his #56 jersey officially being retired, CSN has announced it will provide fans with expanded, LIVE coverage of “Mark Buehrle Day” from Guaranteed Rate Field, highlighted by the prestigious ceremony, on Saturday, June 24 beginning at 12 NOON CT on White Sox Pregame Live presented by The Kowalis Family of Dealerships (hosted by Chuck Garfien & Bill Melton, along with numerous special guests, and on-field reports from Siera Santos).  NOTE: The on-field jersey retirement ceremony will be emceed by CSN’s legendary White Sox announcer Ken “Hawk” Harrelson.  The ceremony will be followed by CSN’s live coverage of the White Sox hosting the Oakland Athletics (1:10 PM scheduled game start featuring Jason Benetti and Steve Stone with the game call) with Subaru White Sox Postgame Live (hosted by Garfien, Melton, along with 2005 World Series hero Scott Podsednik) immediately following the contest showcasing a complete game recap and highlights from Buehrle’s big day.  IMPORTANT NOTE: “Mark Buehrle Day” coverage and all CSN on-air content is also available for live stream viewing on CSNChicago.com/WatchLive or via the NBC Sports app to authenticated CSN Chicago subscribers.

As part of its extensive Buehrle-themed celebratory coverage, CSN will also re-air two of Buehrle’s most memorable performances: his no-hitter against Texas from April of 2007 (Thursday, June 22 at 3:30 PM; re-air on Friday, June 23 at 11:00 PM) AND his unforgettable perfect game against Tampa Bay from July of 2009 (Saturday, June 24 at 10:00 AM).  Immediately following the White Sox-A’s game on June 24, fans can also look forward to watching an encore presentation of the network’s acclaimed 2005 White Sox World Series documentary “Believe” (approx. 4:30 PM), along with an “updated” edition of Buehrle’s one-on-one interview on CSN’s “Inside Look” (approx. 6:00 PM).  CSN’s complete “Mark Buehrle Day” coverage schedule and additional programming highlights appears at the end of this announcement.

For even more extensive “Mark Buehrle Day” coverage, viewers are also urged to visit CSNChicago.com’s White Sox section: (http://www.csnchicago.com/white-sox ), which will include in-depth coverage via White Sox “Insider” Dan Hayes (@CSNHayes), along with a special “56 Reasons Why We Love Mark Buehrle” rundown, additional Buehrle history content, web-exclusive videos and more.  In addition, fans can look forward new editions of CSN’s popular “White Sox Talk PODCAST” (presented by Wintrust) featuring Garfien and additional special guests. Fans can download all of CSN’s podcasts at CSNChicago.com/podcasts and simply subscribe to them via Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Stitcher.  The podcasts can be played on any mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.

From a social media standpoint, fans will be able to catch the Buehrle jersey retirement ceremony via Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/CSNChicago/ ), plus – CSN will deliver live “Buehrle Day” updates, analysis and Periscope interviews from @CSNWhiteSox on Twitter.  In addition, “Buehrle’s Biggest Moments” and “Sights & Sounds” ceremony highlights from Guaranteed Rate Field will be provided via Snapchat (‘csnchicago’), along with additional photos/quick video offerings from ‘CSN Chicago’ through Instagram and Instagram Live.  Fans on Twitter can also interact and share their fondest Buehrle career memories by utilizing the Twitter hashtag #MB56.

“MARK BUEHRLE DAY” COVERAGE AND ADDITIONAL BUEHRLE PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS ON CSN

THURSDAY, JUNE 22

3:30 PM (time approx. immediately following “White Sox Postgame Live”)“White Sox Classics” (from April 8, 2007): Mark Buehrle NO-HITTER vs. Texas Rangers Mark Buehrle faced the minimum 27 batters on his way to his first career no-hitter and the 16th overall in White Sox history.  Buehrle struck out eight batters with just one walk in this stellar performance.  (NOTE: CSN will re-air this game on Friday, June 23 at 11:00 PM)

SATURDAY, JUNE 24 – “MARK BUEHRLE DAY” ON CSN!

10:00 AM – “White Sox Classics” (from July 23, 2009): Mark Buehrle PERFECT GAME vs. Tampa Bay Rays Just two years after throwing a no-hitter, Mark Buehrle constructed arguably the greatest performance in team history as he became just the 18th pitcher in MLB history to pitch a perfect game. 

12 NOON – MARK BUEHRLE #56 JERSEY RETIREMENT CEREMONY on White Sox Pregame Live presented by The Kowalis Family of Dealerships – Complete coverage of the entire ceremony LIVE from Guaranteed Rate Field (hosted by Chuck Garfien & Bill Melton, along with Siera Santos, AND Ken “Hawk” Harrelson providing on-field emcee duties)

1:10 PM – WHITE SOX vs. OAKLAND ATHLETICS (time approx.) – Featuring Jason Benetti and Steve Stone with the game call

4:00 PM – Subaru White Sox Postgame Live (time approx.) – Chuck Garfien and Bill Melton will be joined by Scott Podsednik with a complete game breakdown featuring White Sox manager Rick Renteria’s live post-game press conference, along with player interviews and numerous “Buehrle Day” highlights.

4:30 PM – “Believe: The Story of the 2005 Chicago White Sox” (time approx., immediately follows “White Sox Postgame Live”) – Encore presentation of the network’s acclaimed CSN Original Production chronicling the franchise’s ultimate accomplishment.

6:00 PM – “Inside Look: Mark Buehrle” (time approx.) – Updated edition of “Inside Look” featuring host Chuck Garfien’s one-on-one interview with the White Sox legend who discusses his storied career and much more.  NOTE: CSN will also re-air this edition of “Inside Look” on Sunday, June 25 at 5:00 PM.

All Times Central Time

Schedule Subject to Change

CSN to provide extensive cross-platform coverage of the 2017 NHL Draft beginning June 22

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CSN to provide extensive cross-platform coverage of the 2017 NHL Draft beginning June 22

Draft coverage highlights include an exclusive CSN interview with Blackhawks superstar/2007 #1 overall pick PATRICK KANE

Chicago, IL (June 15, 2017) – CSN Chicago (CSN), the home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, is ready to deliver extensive cross-platform coverage of next week’s 2017 NHL Draft (to be held in Chicago for the first time ever), highlighted by a Blackhawks draft preview special (including a brand new, exclusive interview with Blackhawks superstar/former #1 overall pick Patrick Kane), a draft night edition of SportsTalk Live from the United Center, a Blackhawks TV “On The Clock” miniseries aggregate special, up-to-minute digital draft coverage on CSNChicago.com, a new Blackhawks draft-specific podcast, expanded draft coverage on CSN’s multiple array of social media offerings, and much more.  NOTE: NBCSN will provide early rounds coverage of the 2017 NHL Draft – LIVE from the United Center - on Friday night, June 23 with NHL Network airing subsequent round coverage on Saturday morning, June 24 .  Please note CSN’s multi-platform 2017 NHL Draft coverage schedule, along with its surrounding offers, beginning Thursday, June 22 (NOTE: CSN Live stream of below programming will also be available on CSNChicago.com/WatchLive or via the NBC Sports app to authenticated CSN Chicago subscribers.)

THURSDAY, JUNE 22

11:00 PM – Draft Night: Blackhawks Preview presented by ChevyDrivesChicago.com – This half-hour NHL Draft preview special, hosted by Blackhawks Pre/Postgame Live’s Pat Boyle (@CSNBoyle), Steve Konroyd (@Stevekonroyd), and Jamal Mayers (@jamalmayers), will breakdown the entire draft class with an in-depth focus on the Blackhawks potential picks, along with a behind-the-scenes look at the NHL Draft set-up at the United Center and the accompanying outdoor fan festival at the UC that will take place throughout the two-day event.  PLUS – Draft Night: Blackhawks Preview will also feature a new, exclusive sit-down interview with Blackhawks superstar PATRICK KANE, as the former #1 overall NHL Draft pick in 2007 reflects on the draft night moment that forever changed his life ten years ago, along with his thoughts on this year’s draft class, and much more. 

11:30 PM – On The Clock: NHL Draft Preview Produced by Blackhawks TV (https://www.nhl.com/blackhawks/video ), CSN will aggregate this acclaimed chicagoblackhawks.com miniseries into a half-hour special, providing viewers with an inside look at how the team prepares for the draft via the club’s amateur scouting meetings and player assessments, along with numerous interviews featuring Blackhawks front office personnel, including President & CEO John McDonough and Senior Vice President/General Manager Stan Bowman. 

FRIDAY, JUNE 23

5:30 PM – On The Clock: NHL Draft Preview (replay) See above for details

6:00 PM – SportsTalk Live: NHL Draft Preview presented by The Chevy Silverado – Hosted by David Kaplan (@thekapman), this special edition of SportsTalk Live will take place on the concourse of the United Center on the opening night of the NHL Draft.  Scheduled guests include Blackhawks Pre/Postgame Live host Pat Boyle, CSNChicago.com Blackhawks “Insider” Tracey Myers (@TramyersCSN), plus - additional NHL Draft experts from the local, national, and international media among others.

For even more extensive Blackhawks/NHL Draft coverage, viewers are also urged to visit CSNChicago.com’s Blackhawks section: (http://www.csnchicago.com/blackhawks ), which will include in-depth draft previews and player pick profiles via Blackhawks “Insider” Tracey Myers and Blackhawks digital reporter producer Charlie Roumeliotis (@CRoumeliotis), along with additional web-exclusive interviews, draft footage video and more.  In addition, fans can look forward to a NHL Draft-specific “Blackhawks Talk PODCAST” (presented by Vivid Seats) featuring Boyle, Myers, Roumeliotis and additional special guests. Fans can download all of CSN’s podcasts at CSNChicago.com/podcasts and simply subscribe to them via Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Stitcher.  The podcasts can be played on any mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.

From a social media standpoint, Boyle and Myers will provide instant reaction to the Blackhawks 1st round pick on Friday night, June 23 on Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/CSNChicago/ ), plus – CSN will deliver up-to-the-second live Twitter draft updates/analysis via its dedicated Blackhawks Twitter handle (@CSNBlackhawks).  In addition, NHL Draft/United Center “Sights & Sounds” highlights will be provided via Snapchat (‘csnchicago’), along with additional photos/quick video offerings from ‘CSN Chicago’ through Instagram and Instagram Live.  Fans on Twitter can also interact throughout NHL Draft weekend by utilizing the Twitter hashtag #NHLDraft.