One Shining Moment

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Jennifer Hudson Tarnishes One Shining Moment

Tournament-ending video montage disappoints

(Newser) - CBS dropped the ball on the most eagerly awaited part of its NCAA basketball tournament coverage, critics agree. Hiring Jennifer Hudson—who isn't even a CBS recording artist—to sing "One Shining Moment" was one thing, but turning the wildly popular annual highlight montage into a Jennifer Hudson video... More »

NCAA Final Four Goes 3D

Jennifer Hudson to sing 'One Shining Moment'

(Newser) - Sports fans will get a chance to watch the NCAA Final Four in 3D as CBS attempts to gauge interest in the extra dimension. It won't be 3D TV—fans must go to movie theaters to view a live broadcast of the games. About 100 theaters nationwide are expected to... More »

'One Shining Moment' Genius Dead on Eve of Big Dance

Creative Director Towey had hand in nearly every major sporting event

(Newser) - The eagerly awaited coda of the NCAA men's basketball tournament—a montage of highlights set to the song "One Shining Moment"—will be even more poignant this year. Doug Towey, the reporter-turned-CBS Sports creative director who introduced David Barrett's tune to the network's coverage in 1987, has died... More »

The Man Behind the Moment

Songwriter Barrett penned NCAA finals theme song to impress a waitress

(Newser) - Luther Vandross's performance of "One Shining Moment" is played at the end of the NCAA finals to make viewers teary-eyed, and the world has songwriter David Barrett to thank, reports the Fayetteville Observer. Barrett wrote the song after attempting to win over a waitress by discussing the greatness of... More »

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