SEGMENT FEATURING INSIDER’S FIRST-HAND ACCOUNT OF
TIM DONAGHY BETTING SCANDAL ADDED TO NEXT EDITION OF
REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL, DEBUTING NOV. 24 ON HBO
Winner of 21 Sports Emmys® in 14 years, REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL presents more enterprising features and reporting when its 152nd edition, available in HDTV, debuts TUESDAY, NOV. 24 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.
Other HBO playdates: Nov. 24 (3:25 a.m.), 25 (6:00 p.m.), 27 (10:00 a.m., 8:00 p.m.), 29 (7:45 a.m.) and 30 (11:30 a.m.), and Dec. 2 (7:00 p.m., 11:45 p.m.), 4 (1:30 p.m.) and 7 (3:05 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Nov. 25 (1:10 a.m.), 28 (9:00 a.m.) and 30 (8:00 p.m.), and Dec. 4 (11:35 p.m.), 6 (8:00 a.m.), 8 (9:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.) and 10 (1:00 p.m., 1:00 a.m.)
HBO On Demand availability: Nov. 30-Dec. 21
A new segment has been added to the show:
*The Insider. Bryant Gumbel conducts an exclusive one-on-one interview with Jimmy Battista, a high school acquaintance of disgraced NBA referee Tim Donaghy. In his first media interview, Battista offers a detailed first-hand account of what took place when he teamed up with Donaghy and launched a betting strategy that would rock the NBA and end in prison terms for Battista, Donaghy and third associate Tommy Martino. At a dinner meeting in Philadelphia in Dec. 2006, the night before Donaghy was scheduled to work a 76ers home game against the Celtics, the three hatched a scheme in which Donaghy would provide inside information to Battista, a professional gambler. The trio kept their secret and cashed in their winnings for four months, until the plan unraveled amid a law enforcement inquiry.
Producer: Mike Sullivan.
The previously announced segments Gridiron Heroes, Matt Long and Drawing a Line remain in the show.
The executive producers of REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL are Ross Greenburg and Rick Bernstein; Kirby Bradley is senior producer.