A release sent Thursday by HBO:
Now in its 18th season, REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL presents more enterprising features and reporting when its 187th edition, available in HDTV, debuts TUESDAY, OCT. 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.
Other HBO playdates: Oct. 23 (3:15 a.m.), 26 (10:30 a.m., 7:00 p.m.), 28 (9:00 a.m.) and 31 (5:00 p.m., 1:00 a.m.), and Nov. 3 (11:00 a.m.), 6 (7:00 p.m.), 9 (9:00 p.m.) and 13 (midnight)
HBO2 playdates: Oct. 24 (5:10 p.m., 1:05 a.m.) and 30 (12:25 p.m., 11:00 p.m.), and Nov. 2 (noon, 9:00 p.m.), 4 (7:30 a.m.), 10 (7:35 a.m.) and 14 (8:00 a.m.)
HBO On Demand® availability: Oct. 29-Nov. 19. The show will also be available on HBO GO®.
*Live Like Line. In 2010, after the Iowa City West High School girls’ volleyball team won the Iowa state title, returning captain Caroline Found, the soul of the team, predicted they would repeat. But the team and community were subsequently left devastated by two tragedies in a five-month span. REAL SPORTS correspondent Frank Deford travels to Iowa City to learn how a squad of 17-year-old girls overcame their grief to achieve an ending fit for Hollywood.
Producer: Lisa Bennett.
REAL SPORTS has won the Sports Emmy® for Outstanding Sports Journalism 15 times and has received 23 Sports Emmy® Awards overall. It is the only sports program ever honored with the duPont Award for excellence in broadcast journalism, having first been recognized in 2005. In January, REAL SPORTS received its second duPont Award, for a series of investigative reports on concussions, highlighted by the Aug. 2010 story revealing the scientific link between sports concussions and the onset of ALS. In April, the show received the Emmy® in the category of Outstanding Sports Journalism for Bernard Goldberg’s 2011 report on the college bowl game money trail.
The executive producer of REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL is Rick Bernstein; Joe Perskie is senior producer.