Hall of Fame: Center of production

The Pro Football Hall of Fame will be the center of both a webcast and TV broadcast today.

A special premiere showing of a new sports documentary “Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football,” will be shown to an audience at 1:00 p.m. ET. The documentary tells the inspirational story of four African Americans – Marion Motley, Bill Willis, Woody Strode and Kenny Washington – who in 1946 permanently reintegrated pro football, one year before Jackie Robinson integrated Major League Baseball.

The premiere will be followed by a roundtable panel discussion emceed Hall of Fame Executive Vice President Joe Horrigan that includes Hall of Famer Charlie Sanders, writer Jarrett Bell of USA Today, along with Bill Willis and Clem Willis, the sons of Hall of Famer Bill Willis. The roundtable will be webcast live worldwide starting at 2:20 p.m.

Shortly after the roundtable, NFL Network will broadcast the show “Pro Football Hall of Fame: The Contenders” from the Hall of Fame. The primetime special will reveal the Modern-Era Nominees for the Class of 2015 and have network talent discuss and debate certain candidates.

This is the first time in Hall of Fame history the selection process has been broadcasted from the Hall in Canton.

The special will be hosted by Steve Wyche and air at 9 p.m. on NFL Network.

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