COMCAST SPORTSNET NEW ENGLAND EXCLUSIVE
30-MINUTE TV SPECIAL DEBUTS MONDAY AT 7PM
Aly Raisman — U.S. Olympic Gymnastics gold medalist, Needham native, and now global icon — will be back in the spotlight on Comcast SportsNet New England as the subject of the network’s exclusive 30-minute documentary feature Aly Raisman: Bringing Home Gold presented by Poland Spring which will debut Monday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m.
Aly, who has risen to worldwide stardom after her extraordinary performance at the 2012 London Olympics, was previously the feature of a 3-part documentary series Aly Raisman: Quest for Gold on Comcast SportsNet New England in early July. The series highlighted her journey through nine months of intense training and culminated with her qualifying announcement at the U.S. Olympic Trials.
Bringing Home Gold completes the 2012 Olympic story of this Gymnastics sensation with an exclusive, up-close-and-personal look. The show commences with a recap of Aly’s Olympic performance in London which earned her two gold medals and a bronze. With unprecedented access to Aly’s life over the past several weeks, the documentary follows the gymnast as she returns to Massachusetts from London – having left Needham as a local star and returning as an international superstar. Comcast SportsNet captures Aly as she greets her hometown, travels through the media circuit, shakes hands with other celebs, and other happenings as she is thrust into her new life as a star. Bringing Home Gold is centered around an exclusive one-on-one sit-down interview with Aly in which she talks about her Olympic and post-Olympic experiences.
“I’ve gotten to do everything I’ve always dreamed of doing,” said Raisman in the documentary. “Going to the Olympics and winning two Golds and a Bronze, and then being able to do things [like] go to fashion shows and be on TV shows – – it’s been so exciting and it’s been a really amazing summer.”
CSNNE.com, the online home of Comcast SportsNet, will include video clips from the documentary for user viewing, as well as additional Aly Raisman editorial and video content. The documentary will be replayed on Comcast SportsNet throughout September and October — a schedule of the re-air dates/times will be listed at CSNNE.com.
Comcast SportsNet reaches more than 4 million households in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Comcast SportsNet’s programming includes the Boston Celtics, Chevrolet SportsNet Central, New England Revolution, Connecticut Sun, Uno’s Sports Tonight, Celtics Now, Sports Sunday, Quick Slants, The Baseball Show, New England Tailgate and more. Comcast SportsNet New England is owned and managed by Comcast Sports Group. Visit www.csnne.com for more information. Check local listings for the specific channel location for your area.
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