Professional golf was once an all-white sport played at all-white clubs and covered by white announcers. But in June, viewers of the Charles Schwab Open saw the action interspersed with powerful perspectives on race, voiced by some of CBS Sports’ top broadcasters, thanks to a video project orchestrated by IC alumnus Ellis Williams ’13.
Williams, a CBS Sports producer, was the point person for a series of video interviews with CBS Sports broadcasters of color. The interviews aired individually as one-minute spots during the tournament, with James Brown providing a final 46-second spot. Online, the segments were stitched together to form one video that plays for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the exact amount of time George Floyd was pinned to the ground by police.