Produced by SHOWTIME Sports® and CBS Sports in Association with NFL Films, “LT: The Life & Times” Focuses on LT’s Hall of Fame Career, Turbulent Life Away from the Game, and Life Today
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NEW YORK (August 15, 2013) — LT: The Life & Times, a feature-length documentary film chronicling the spectacular on-field Hall of Fame NFL career of Lawrence Taylor, as well as his tumultuous off-field life, comes to SHOWTIME® Friday, September 20, 2013 (8 p.m. ET/PT,). The documentary will be the first-ever in-depth look focusing on Taylor’s life with never-before-heard stories from Taylor, his family and friends, his former teammates and coaches on his playing days with the New York Giants, as well as his infamous off-field challenges, including his criminal and civil trial, and the troubling times that have plagued him throughout his life.
Today, Taylor is a husband, father and grandfather who credits the support of his family as the reason he is alive. For the first-time, LT: The Life & Times reveals insights from Taylor’s current wife, ex-wife and children, who speak about the ups and downs of life with the living legend.
Leading up to the premiere of LT: The Life & Times on SHOWTIME, CBSSports.com will air an exclusive five-episode original web series beginning the week of August 19 that will introduce viewers to the key players in Taylor’s life. Teammates and coaches will share their insights into his dominance on the football field, and friends and family will relive their experiences with Taylor in New York during the 1980s. Stories from Phil Simms, Taylor’s close friend Dino Kyriacou, and others will give viewers an inside look at the professional and personal life of Taylor from the perspectives of those closest to him. New webisodes will debut every Wednesday on CBSSports.com through the week of the film’s premiere on SHOWTIME on Friday, September 20.
“We first introduced exclusive webisodes to great success with the SHOWTIME Sports and CBS Sports documentary, A Game of Honor,” said Pete Radovich, Jr., Director and Producer, LT: The Life & Times. “The web series is a perfect way to give viewers a glimpse of the access this documentary will provide into Lawrence Taylor’s life. Love him or hate him, he singlehandedly changed the linebacker position in the NFL with his on-field talent and dynamic personality. This authentic, true-life documentary will change your opinion of Taylor – for better or worse.”
LT: The Life & Times is produced by SHOWTIME Sports and CBS Sports in association with NFL Films. In addition to this documentary, SHOWTIME, CBS and NFL Films have collaborated for the past five years on the EMMY® Award winning series INSIDE THE NFL.
LT: The Life & Times is directed and produced by the CBS Sports’ EMMY Award winning production team from 2011’s Sports Documentary of the Year, A GAME OF HONOR. CBS Sports’ Creative Director, Pete Radovich, Jr., is the producer and director with CBS Sports Vice President, Remote Production Steve Karasik co-producing.