Bryant Gumbel hosts this investigative sports newsmagazine series that features in-depth reports from "Real Sports" correspondents Mary Carillo, Bernard Goldberg, Frank Deford, Soledad O'Brien, Andrea Kremer, Jon Frankel and Gumbel himself. The series airs monthly, and each hourlong edition contains four segments. Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel has won multiple Sports Emmy Awards and in 2006 became the first sports program honored with the duPont Award for excellence in broadcast journalism by Columbia University.
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Dangerous Games/Skid Row/Game Over?/Letter Perfect 26x06
Dangerous GamesUniversities across the country are largely shut down with the exception of one group: college athletes. David Scott examines the health and safety measures being instituted by the NCAA and universities as they look to resume college football in the fall.Skid RowJon Frankel profiles Superior Court Judge Craig Mitchell who founded LA's Skid Row Running Club to help individuals with drug and alcohol abuse – which has proven to be a lifeline for many, especially during the pandemic.Game Over?Host Bryant Gumbel is joined by football reporter Peter King (NBC Sports), basketball reporter David Aldridge (The Athletic), and baseball reporter Tom Verducci (Sports Illustrated, MLB Network) for a candid discussion about the state of the respective sports they cover.Letter PerfectReal Sports reflects on a story first aired in June 2016 featuring kids labeled "mental athletes" and how they've turned brain games like Spelling Bees, Scrabble, and memory challenges into competitive sports complete with raucous crowds and television coverage.
Crossroads/Black in Bellaire 26x05
CrossroadsBryant Gumbel interviews dozens of industry leaders to find out how two plagues -- COVID-19 and systemic racial injustice -- have affected the sports world.Black in BellaireReal Sports gets an update from Robbie Tolan, a former MLB prospect who was racially profiled and shot by police at his family's home in Texas in 2009.
Questionable Calls/Re-opening Day/State of the Unions/On the Front Line 26x04