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Donnie Wahlberg talks about the forgotten NKOTB Super Bowl Halftime show
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Donnie Wahlberg talks about the forgotten NKOTB Super Bowl Halftime show
Wednesday January 14th, 2015

Actor Donnie Wahlberg stopped by SI Now on Wednesday to talk about being a diehard Boston sports fan, but he also spoke about his previous gig performing in the Super Bowl XXV halftime show as part of boy band New Kids on the Block.

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Wahlberg recalls that the group's members were the first stars to be a part of the halftime show, but says he is grateful ABC chose to instead run a news brief on the Gulf War, with Operation Desert Storm having been launched just over a week prior to the game.

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The theme of the Disney produced halftime show was "A Small World Salute to 25 Years of the Super Bowl" and featured NKOTB singing "It's a Small World."

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