Ep. 234 Trailer: Man vs. Machine

Night after night at Major League ballparks, home plate umpires are making mistakes at a rate that may shock you - yet the technology to get those calls right already exists. Real Sports correspondent Jon Frankel explores whether balls and strikes are best called by man or computers.


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August 2016 episode

Female Sports Reporters

It may seem like a golden age for women sports reporters, but as Real Sports correspondent Jon Frankel finds, this unprecedented visibility has brought unprecedented challenges.

August 2016 episode

The Fighter

Bryant Gumbel revisits the story of Chancellor Lee Adams, who as an unborn infant survived his mother's shooting death orchestrated by his NFL-star father, Rae Carruth.


August 2016 episode


Correspondent Soledad O'Brien meets with paralympic athletes and sisters Tatyana and Hannah McFadden to share their extraordinary tale of love, perseverance and uncommon drive for excellence.

The Lords of the Rings-Russian Olympic Venues

Sochi-based journalist, Alexander Volov, told us how millions are being spent to maintain largely empty Olympic venues.

George F. Peabody Award

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel was awarded its second prestigious George F. Peabody Award.

Ep. 229

Full Segment: Trumped

In 2006, Donald Trump embarked on a mission to build one of the greatest luxury golf resorts in the world near Aberdeen on the historic northeast coast of Scotland. The project sparked heated opposition from locals who felt the venture would spoil their pristine coastline.

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