HBO’s REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL returns for an all-new episode TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). The series is available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max.
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October segments include:
- NIL GOLD RUSH: This summer, a seismic rule change hit college sports. For the first time ever, in a shocking reversal by the NCAA, student-athletes are legally allowed to endorse brands and make money, allowing athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness, or, “NIL.” This has sparked a modern-day Gold Rush as athletes, agents and boosters navigate what some are calling the new wild, wild west of college sports. Jon Frankel reports. Producer: Nick Dolin.
- NBA GIANTS: “Real Sports” takes a look at some of the world’s tallest men, who, at their very rare height of 7’5” or more, have been lured to America from overseas by the tantalizing possibility of making it into the NBA, where fame and fortune awaits. David Scott reports. Producer: Jordan Kronick.
- BLIND CAMP (REVISIT): In 2015, “Real Sports” introduced the world to Camp Abilities, a revolutionary sports program for blind and visually impaired children. The campers we met a few years ago are now teenagers, thriving on sports teams and in their daily lives thanks to the lessons they learned at camp. Soledad O’Brien reports. Producer: Katie Melone.
The executive producer of REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL is Joe Perskie.