REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL
PRESENTS AN EXTENDED REPORT ON THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL SYSTEM;
PROFILES UNCOMMON NFL INSIDER JAY GLAZER; AND
REVISITS FORMER NFL STAR DEXTER MANLEY
WHEN THE EMMY®-WINNING SHOW RETURNS SEPT. 20, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO
REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL presents more enterprising features and reporting when its 174th edition, available in HDTV, debuts TUESDAY, SEPT. 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.
Other HBO playdates: Sept. 20 (3:40 a.m.), 21 (9:00 a.m., 8:00 p.m.), 24 (9:00 a.m.), 26 (7:00 p.m., 2:10 a.m.) and 29 (noon, 12:05 a.m.), and Oct. 2 (8:00 a.m.) and 5 (7:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Sept. 23 (10:30 p.m.), 27 (11:00 a.m., 11:00 p.m.) and 30 (8:00 p.m.), and Oct. 1 (12:30 p.m.), 3 (7:00 p.m.), 6 (noon, 2:05 a.m.), 9 (7:00 a.m.) and 12 (1:00 p.m.)
HBO On Demand availability: Sept. 27-Oct. 18
*Cashin’ In. One of college football’s grand traditions is its post-season bowl program, when more than five dozen teams compete in high-profile games, a host of which generate massive income from a variety of revenue streams. In an extended report, REAL SPORTS’ investigative unit follows the bowl game money trail, revealing just how much revenue is being generated and who is benefiting from it. REAL SPORTS correspondent Bernard Goldberg examines the numbers to see if the stated mission of the college bowls is being met – or missed.
Producer: Joe Perskie.
*The Ultimate Insider. In the age of Twitter and other social media, there are numerous credible insiders in pro sports, but nobody else seems to pack the punch of Jay Glazer. The Fox Sports reporter, who has broken some of the biggest stories in football, is also an insider in another sport: mixed martial arts. The 41-year-old owns a gym with MMA legend Randy Couture, and as a former fighter himself, continues to train fighters and even some NFL players, despite his full-time gig as an NFL analyst and TV personality. REAL SPORTS host Bryant Gumbel catches up with the NFL’s ultimate insider to learn more about how this fighter turned reporter has secured some of the best and most loyal sources in the game.
Producer: Tim Walker.
*Dexter Manley. In 1981, the Washington Redskins drafted highly touted defensive end Dexter Manley out of Oklahoma State, and he quickly developed into one of the most fearsome pass rushers in the league. In nine years with Washington, he emerged as the defensive leader on a team that won two Super Bowls, and was named to the Pro Bowl in 1986. His accomplishments on the field, however, masked stunning secrets. Until he sought help at age 29, Manley was functionally illiterate, and had an escalating drug habit that resulted in his suspension from the league in 1989 and haunted him throughout his life after football. HBO last sat down with Dexter Manley in 2004 at a state jail outside his hometown of Houston, where he was serving a two-year sentence for a cocaine offense. In this REAL SPORTS/Sports Illustrated collaboration, correspondent Armen Keteyian reconnects with the once-feared pass rusher to discuss his road from a post-NFL life filled with drugs and confinement to his new life of sobriety and tranquility.
Producers: Jake Rosenwasser, Nick Dolin.
REAL SPORTS has won the Sports Emmy® for Outstanding Sports Journalism 14 times, in addition to being the first sports program honored with the duPont Award for excellence in broadcast journalism. In May, the program received the 2010 Sports Emmy® for Outstanding Sports Journalism for August 2010’s report revealing the scientific link between sports concussions and the onset of ALS. Overall, REAL SPORTS has collected 22 Sports Emmys® in 16 years.
The executive producer of REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL is Rick Bernstein; Kirby Bradley is senior producer.