REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL Returns For Its 27th Season January 26

REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL
REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL

“The Real Sports Podcast” To Launch Following January 26 Premiere

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.

New episodes will be available wherever podcasts can be found. Click here for a preview.

For up-to-the-minute updates about REAL SPORTS, follow on Twitter at @RealSportsHBO or join the conversation using #RealSports, and on HBO.com/realsports and facebook.com/realsports.    

Segments from the January 26 premiere include:

  • The Oregon ProjectCorrespondent David Scott examines Nike’s controversial ‘Oregon Project.’
    Producer: Max Gershberg.
     
  • Black & BlueCorrespondent 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 HaulREAL 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.

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