Baltimore gets Super Bowl face time Friday from CNN, NBC


Do you really want to see Natalie Morales doing the squirrel dance in Baltimore?

  • Natalie Morales interviewing Sports Illustrated swimwear model Marisa Miller at the 2012 Kentucky Derby. Morales will be in Baltimore Friday for Super Bowl related stories.
Natalie Morales interviewing Sports Illustrated swimwear… (NBC handout photo )
January 31, 2013|By David Zurawik | The Baltimore Sun

All week, it's been Baltimore Ravens 24/7 on the sports channels thanks to Sunday's Super Bowl.

But when it comes to cities, all the focus has been on New Orleans, the site of the game, not Baltimore or San Francisco.

Tomorrow, Baltimore finally gets a little bit of face time, ranging from CNN reporting on what the Super Bowl has meant to fans in Baltimore to Natalie Morales squirrel dancing at the Inner Harbor for NBC's "Today" show.

The Mayor's Office has been told by CNN that the cable news channel will air a feature on the city between 9 and 11 a.m. Friday.

Much of it was filmed Monday when a CNN crew "rode with the mayor on a police boat" to the send-off rally at the Inner Harbor and then "spent all day interviewing fans and business owners about what the Super Bowl means to the city."

In addition, on Friday, Morales, news anchor of NBC's "Today," will be "live at the Inner Harbor" at 6 a.m. with WBAL's Ava Marie, "when Ava teaches Natalie how to do the Ray Lewis Squirrel Dance live on TV," according to Dan Joerres, general manager of NBC's Baltimore affiliate.

Joerres says Morales "will make this part of the Today Show ... on national television as well" between 7 and 9 a.m.

The "Today" show will also include Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announcing their "bet" on the game.

From squirrel dancing to urban sociology -- that's the TV world I know.
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