Well this started our love affair with long form television sports documentaries. I read the Manning book in late 2000 and one sentence in the book said TV show: it opens our show. Peyton talks about the 1991 high school season as QB of the Newman Greenies as his most special season of football. I said there's a story there let me get an interview.
Archie loved the idea and got Peyton to do a sit down interview in Indianapolis. We talked for 90-minutes just on high school football and that team. Manning 2 Manning debuted on WWL-TV after a Saints game to a 16.7 rating/27 share. HUGE numbers for any effort, much less our first 30-minute TV show!
It's Family and Football in that order.