REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL
PRESENTS A ROUNDTABLE REVIEW OF 2011
WHEN IT RETURNS DEC. 20, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO
Completing its 17th season, REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL presents a special holiday roundtable review of 2011 on the show’s 177th edition, debuting TUESDAY, DEC. 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) and available in HDTV, exclusively on HBO.
Other HBO playdates: Dec. 20 (1:20 a.m.), 24 (10:30 a.m.), 27 (1:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m.), 28 (1:30 a.m.), 29 (8:30 a.m., 4:00 p.m.) and 31 (5:30 a.m.), and Jan. 3 (midnight), 4 (7:00 p.m.) and 8 (11:00 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Dec. 21 (9:30 a.m., 1:25 a.m.) and 30 (3:00 p.m.), and Jan. 1 (8:00 a.m.), 3 (5:00 p.m.), 5 (8:00 p.m.), 7 (6:00 a.m.) and 11 (11:15 p.m.)
HBO On Demand availability: Dec. 26-Jan. 16
Departing from the show’s regular format, host Bryant Gumbel leads correspondents Mary Carillo, Frank Deford, Jon Frankel, Bernard Goldberg, Armen Keteyian and Andrea Kremer in a spirited roundtable discussion of 2011, touching on everything from favorite stories of the year to the interviews and segments that had the greatest impact on them.Among the topics covered are: NHL enforcers and how their careers have affected their lives off of the ice; injured war veterans who compete as members of the Wounded Warriors softball team despite amputations and debilitating injuries; smokeless tobacco in Major League Baseball; and compensation for college football players. Individuals profiled on REAL SPORTS this year whose stories will be discussed include: Plaxico Burress, Mike Tyson, Jimmy Rollins, LaRue Martin and Tiki Barber.