REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL PRESENTS A ROUNDTABLE REVIEW OF 2008 WHEN IT RETURNS DEC. 23, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO
Winner of 20 Sports Emmys® in 13 years, REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL presents a special holiday roundtable review of 2008 on its 141st edition, debuting TUESDAY, DEC. 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), 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 2008, touching on everything from favorite stories of the year to the interviews and pieces that had the greatest impact on them.
Among the topics are: skyrocketing ticket prices for pro sporting events, excessive drinking at NFL stadiums, professional tennis match-fixing, and the slaughter of thoroughbred race horses. Individuals featured in REAL SPORTS profiles this year who will be discussed include: Barack Obama, Lenny Dykstra, Jimmie Johnson, Donald Trump and Usain Bolt.
REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL won the 2008 Sports Emmy® Award in the category of Outstanding Sports Journalism for Bernard Goldberg’s piece “NFL Concussions Impact.” In addition, the show has won the Sports Emmy® for Outstanding Sports Journalism 11 of the last 13 years, as well as 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.