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Bridge on TV Sunday

Bridge will be featured on the CBS New Sunday Morning show this weekend (Feb. 17). The show is set to air at 8 a.m. central standard time.

The show will feature Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and investment guru Warren Buffett. They were interviewed at the San Francisco NABC talking about youth bridge and the value that learning bridge can be to young people.

Gates and Buffet funded a program created by the League (based in New Jersey) to write a curriculum for bridge to be taught in schools as part of students’ academic studies. The School Bridge League was created to further their efforts.

After the interviews in San Francisco, when CBS asked where they could film some young students and players, Atlanta got the nod because of the success of Atlanta Junior Bridge and the coming Youth NABC, set for that city in July.

Mary Lou Teel, producer for CBS Sunday Morning, arrived in Atlanta Feb. 1 and spent the afternoon filming at Glennwood Academy, an elementary public school in Decatur, and at Pace Academy, a private middle school in Buckhead. The next stop was Saturday morning at the Atlanta Duplicate Bridge Club in Norcross for the AJB game held the first Saturday of every month. Nine tables of players showed what they could do!