REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL will return for its 27th season on TUESDAY, JANUARY 26 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). The series is available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max.
New to this season is the launch of “The Real Sports Podcast,” a companion series built to expand on the in-depth, groundbreaking stories that are featured on the network’s 33-time Sports Emmy®-winning show. The first episode will be available the week of January 26.
Hosted by Real Sports segment producer Max Gershberg, ‘The Real Sports Podcast’ will amplify the long-running newsmagazine series’ reporting and storytelling with additional interviews, special excerpts, and behind-the-scenes details that offer listeners further insights into the show.
Each month will feature two new episodes: one that expands on a segment from the most recent show that will be available shortly after the HBO premiere, while the other will delve into Real Sports’ extensive archives to highlight and elaborate on a classic segment.
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Segments from the January 26 premiere include:
- The Oregon Project. Correspondent David Scott examines Nike’s controversial ‘Oregon Project.’ Producer: Max Gershberg.
- Black & Blue. Correspondent Jon Frankel reports on the inspiring story of how a group of Minneapolis police officers not only coached Minneapolis North High School to become a perennial powerhouse – but helped bridge communities and build trust with the next generation of kids, now even more challenging in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. Producer: Chapman Downes.
- The Long Haul. REAL SPORTS details stories of COVID-19 ‘long haulers,’ athletes who continue to suffer debilitating symptoms months after contracting the virus. Among those interviewed include former track and field collegiate athlete Natalie Hakala; New York Liberty’s Asia Durr of the WNBA; Dr. Emily Brigham of Johns Hopkins Post-Acute COVID-19 clinic; and Division III women’s college hockey player Nicole Knudson, among others. Correspondent Mary Carillo reports. Producer: Jake Rosenwasser.
The executive producer of REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL is Joe Perskie.