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|Take a behind-the-scenes look at Bruce Springsteen's Super Bowl XLIII halftime performance, only on NFL Network.|
Springsteen narrates "Working on a Dream: A Super Bowl Journal"
60-minute special debuts Monday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. ET, exclusively on NFL Network
"Better than Super" is how the St. Petersburg Times described Super Bowl XLIII. More people -- 151.6 million -- watched the Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 on NBC than did any other program in the history of American television. And Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band gave fans a Super Bowl halftime performance for the ages.
Now fans will have a guided, behind-the-scenes tour of the Super Bowl XLIII halftime show. For the first time, the talent -- Springsteen himself -- narrates the special 60-minute "Working on a Dream: A Super Bowl Journal," which debuts Monday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. ET, exclusively on NFL Network.
In the documentary, Springsteen takes viewers inside the band's trailer prior to performing, marvels at how an "army of ants" assembled the halftime stage, and relays the sights and sounds he experienced from center stage.
"The NFL threw us an anniversary party the likes of which we'd never throw for ourselves with fireworks and everything" Springsteen said. "I love playing long and hard, but it was the 35 years in 12 minutes ... that was the trick. You start here, you end here, that's it."
"Fans will get an inside look at this iconic performance in Bruce's own words," NFL vice president of programming Charles Coplin said. "This documentary is a dream combination of football and music that will bring fans back to that most memorable of halftime shows."
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band performed four songs ("Born to Run," "10th Avenue Freeze-Out," "Working on a Dream" and "Glory Days") in the 12-minute halftime show originally televised by NBC. The Super Bowl XLIII halftime show was nominated for four Emmy awards.
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