60-minute show presents first-time TV announcement
of 15 finalists Friday at 4 p.m. ET and 9 p.m. ET
Steve Sabol's best Hall of Fame class:
1971 featuring Jim Brown, Vince Lombardi and Y.A. Tittle
2007 inductee Michael Irvin discusses semifinalists
Emmitt Smith, Jerry Rice and other WR nominees
Paul Burmeister hosts the 60-minute show and leads a panel discussion analyzing who made the final 15 and who didn't. Joining Burmeister are USA Today NFL writer and Hall of Fame voter Jarrett Bell, Dallas Morning News NFL writer and Hall of Fame voter Rick Gosselin, and longtime Pro Football Hall of Fame executive Joe Horrigan.
Also on "Road to Canton," NFL Films president Steve Sabol looks at his greatest Hall of Fame class (1971 -- Jim Brown, Bill Hewitt, Frank "Bruiser" Kinard, Vince Lombardi, Andy Robustelli, Y.A. Tittle and Norm Van Brocklin) and hosts a roundtable with NFL Films' most storied cinematographers -- Bob Angelo, Donnie Marx, Hank McElwee and Bob Smith -- to discuss the great shots and stories of this year's 15 finalists.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame, Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation and J.C. Penney Company have teamed to provide the first-ever dedicated forum for fans to debate, discuss and voice their choice by voting for the Hall of Fame Inductee Class of 2010. The robust forum also includes stats on all candidates and opinions from football experts, Hall of Fame players and fans around the country.