REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL
PRESENTS A ROUNDTABLE REVIEW OF 2009
WHEN IT RETURNS DEC. 22, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO
Winner of 21 Sports Emmys® in 14 years, REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL presents a special holiday roundtable review of 2009 on its 153rd edition, debuting TUESDAY, DEC. 22 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) and available in HDTV, exclusively on HBO.
Departing from the show’s regular format, host Bryant Gumbel leads correspondents Mary Carillo, Frank Deford, Jon Frankel, Bernard Goldberg and Andrea Kremer in a spirited roundtable discussion of 2009, touching on everything from favorite stories of the year to the interviews and pieces that had the greatest impact on them.
Among the topics covered are: Nick Schuyler’s gripping story of survival after three of his friends were lost in the waters off Tampa Bay; the controversial police shooting of minor league baseball player Robbie Tolan outside his Bellaire, Tex. home; the wild world of professional bull riding; and the proliferation of NFL players carrying guns. Individuals profiled on REAL SPORTS this year who will be discussed include: Bode Miller, Brandon Jennings, Freddie Roach, Ann Wolfe, DeMaurice Smith and Kyle Lograsso.
Earlier this year, REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL won the Sports Emmy® Award in the category of Outstanding Sports Journalism for Bernard Goldberg’s piece “Running for Their Lives.” REAL SPORTS has won the Sports Emmy® for Outstanding Sports Journalism 12 of the last 14 years, in addition to being the first sports program honored with the duPont Award for excellence in broadcast journalism.
The executive producers of REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL are Ross Greenburg and Rick Bernstein; Kirby Bradley is senior producer.