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Former CBS Sports producer Bob Dekas sits in the production truck during one of the hundreds of college basketball games he produced during his career. Dekas, who was the lead producer for CBS's coverage of March Madness for 28 years, did his last Final Four in 2012 and now lives in Chicago.

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Production, planning for annual NCAA Tournament often a 9-month process

Shortly after the 2020 NCAA Tournament was canceled, Bob Dekas, an 11-time Emmy winner who served as the lead producer for college basketball at CBS Sports for nearly three decades, gave the Journal-World a look at the work that goes into putting America’s favorite tournament on television. By Matt Tait


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