This is absolutely stunning news: A man in North Carolina has finally made public the news that he possesses a video recording of the original broadcast of Super Bowl I between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. It's not in perfect shape (it's missing halftime and a large part of the third quarter), but it's still the first video recording of the broadcast to have surfaced.
The Wall Street Journal has the full story.
On the downside, there are legal issues with the recording. The NFL has claimed copyright over the footage and had previously offered the owner $30,000 for a recording that could be worth $1,000,000. The man instead opted to donate the film to the Paley Center for Media in New York in exchange for having the footage restored. Hopefully, the Paley Center and the NFL can come to some kind of agreement on the footage, as I would love to see what's left of the tape air on the NFL Network.