Pesaturo featured on CBS This Morning Super Bowl face-off

Pesaturo featured on CBS This Morning Super Bowl face-off

CUMBERLAND – Cory Pesaturo made the list of reasons why Providence is better than Los Angeles, and it was pretty cool. The fact that it was in support of his beloved hometown football team? Even better.

Pesaturo, the famed accordionist and Cumberland resident who has made plenty of headlines for his achievements over the years, said last Thursday’s pre-Super Bowl segment on CBS This Morning titled “Regions of Patriots and Rams face off” was his first time being on national TV.

“Well that took long enough in my career,” he said. “Best morning news though.”

Making this appearance supremely satisfying, said this New England Patriots super fan, was that happened because his favorite team kept winning long enough to make it to another big game.

Pesaturo said he was approached by the CBS crew a few days earlier about being on the show, told that the network was looking to focus on Rhode Island talent instead of going back to Boston again, and he quickly agreed. He said he did give the station some grief for never getting back to him previously when he tried to get on the show.

In the segment, CBS This Morning’s Mo Rocca goes to Rhode Island to show how the Ocean State is better than Los Angeles. He explains that CBS had gone to Boston to record segments prior to each of the previous two Super Bowls. He talks about the food, the great sports teams, the seasons, the oldest continuously published daily newspaper, The Providence Journal, the Blue Blue Bug, and Rhode Island donuts, among others.

“And Providence is the home of Cory Pesaturo, you know, the three-time world champion on the accordion,” he said.” You know that song, ‘It’s a Grand Old Flag,’ written by Providence’s own, George M. Cohan,” he adds, as Pesaturo plays the accordion on the screen.

The camera then cuts to Miller, who dances alongside Pesaturo.

“He’s terrific, isn’t he?” she says. “And currently on tour here in Los Angeles.”

Pesaturo said he made an attempt to get to Sunday’s Super Bowl, where the Patriots defeated the Rams 13-3, but was ultimately unsuccessful in his last-minute bid.

Pesaturo will be in concert Saturday, Feb. 16, at Cumberland’s Blackstone River Theatre along with friend Mari Black who is Scotland’s Glenfiddich Fiddle Champion and a two-time U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion. The concert is at 8 p.m. and reservations can be made by calling 401-725-9272.

Find the video of his appearance at www.cbsnews.com/video/los-angeles-vs-providence-regions-of-rams-and-patr... .

A screenshot from Cory Pesaturo’s pre-Super Bowl appearance on CBS This Morning last Thursday.