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Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel


Raced to Death
Bernard Goldberg examines why thousands of horses die while racing in the United States every year.

The Norwegian Way
Jon Frankel examines why Norway is producing incredible sporting results, and how it starts with their youth competition.

Love & Basketball

Andrea Kremer talks to WNBA superstar Elena Delle Donne about her relationship with her developmentally disabled sister, Lizzie, and why she turns down lucrative overseas contracts in the offseason to stay at home.

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Motown Blues

David Scott examines whether government officials in Michigan gave a sweetheart arena deal to the wealthy Ilitch family despite a multi-billion dollar bankruptcy.

Risky Business

Jon Frankel sits down with some of the most daring cameramen in extreme sports, who, using the same exceptional athleticism and bravery as the athletes they cover, take terrifying risks to capture the world’s deadliest sports.

Slurping For Glory

Bryant Gumbel travels to London to profile a competition between prestigious universities, and centuries-long rivals, Cambridge and Oxford: blind wine- tasting.

America’s Gun

David Scott revisits his story on the AR-15, a weapon designed for war but now marketed as a sporting rifle.

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Fast and Furious

Jon Frankel travels to Austria for the Super Bowl of skiing: the Hahnenkamm downhill.

Born to Sell

David Scott profiles Michael Rubin, a billionaire sports mogul teaming up with hip hop artist Meek Mill to reform the criminal justice system.

Miami Magic

Andrea Kremer sits down with the University of Miami’s new head football coach, Manny Diaz Jr, the grandson of Cuban exiles whose family story is nothing short of remarkable.


Bryant Gumbel revisits golf’s most popular personality, David Feherty, who’s taken to standup comedy despite heartbreaking personal tragedy.

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Race Across Antarctica

Bryant Gumbel speaks with the first explorers to race more than 900 miles across Antarctica — completely unaided.

A Secret Battle

Soledad O’Brien takes a look at the surprisingly high number of male athletes who suffer with eating disorders.

American Dream

Mary Carillo revisits Lopez Lomong, a ‘Lost Boys of Sudan’ who found amazing success as a track star in the United States.

The Coldest Catch

Soledad O’Brien explores Minnesota’s annual “Super Bowl” of ice fishing.

Game Change

Bernard Goldberg’s special report reveals striking shifts in football’s demographics across the United States.

Inside Man

Jon Frankel profiles ESPN Insider Adam Schefter, whose reputation as an insatiable reporter has made him the dominant force in the hyper-competitive 24/7 NFL news cycle.

The Body Builder

Soledad O’Brien talks to Hugh Herr about how a severe climbing injury inspired his quest to make the most advanced prosthetics in the world.

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Bryant Gumbel hosts a roundtable discussion with the Real Sports correspondents reflecting on the most memorable sports stories of 2018.

The Play Gap

Jon Frankel explores the growing gap in youth sports between the haves and the have-nots – one that’s leaving millions of kids across the country priced out of sports like never before.

War Games

David Scott reports from Russia on a most unusual sporting event: The International Army Games, where 32 mostly rogue anti-Western countries convene for an Olympic-style competition that features hi-tech combat munitions and maneuvers – and which ultimately doubles as an arms market.

Game Changer

Soledad O’Brien revisits President and COO of the 3-time NBA champion Golden State Warriors, Rick Welts – who’s also the only openly gay executive of the four major sports.

Flight Club

Jon Frankel travels to the mountains of Utah to meet the founder of Project Airtime, a paragliding program designed to get people with brain and spinal cord injuries out of their chairs and off the ground paragliding

Shots Fired

In April 2017, a 15-year-old African-American football player was shot and killed by a white police officer.David Scott investigates whether it was a tragic mistake or murder.

The Chess Master

Soledad O’Brien travels to the new chess capital of the world, St. Louis, Missouri, where chess is helping transform not only the city but American dreams of global chess dominance for the first time since Bobby Fisher.

Magic Man

Bryant Gumbel revisits former NFL star and magician Jon Dorenbos and learns of the latest twist in his remarkable life.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. discusses how his concussions forced him out of NASCAR and accelerated his tranisition into broadcasting.

Sudden Death

After an alarming number of college football deaths during non-contact workouts, Jon Frankel examines the role of strength and conditioning coaches.

Boy Wonder

David Scott details the inspiring story of seven-year old, one-armed gold phenom Tommy Morrissey.

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

Mt. Everest: The Death Zone

David Scott travels to Mt. Everest to find out why Sherpas are risking their lives to retrieve dead bodies from the top of the world.

Women Decorating Sports

Jon Frankel examines whether the current wave of feminism has affected our culture's views on cheerleaders and other roles women play on the sidelines of male-dominated sports.

Mansour Bahrami

Mary Carillo profiles 62-year-old Mansour Bahrami, perhaps the greatest tennis player that never was.

The Prodigy

Bryant Gumbel sits down with St. Louis Rams head coach Sean McVay.

Hidden Treasure

Jon Frankel travels to the Philippines to meet a community of poor, persecuted fisherman with a secret — they are the best freedivers on earth.

Doctor on the Line

Andrea Kremer profiles Kansas City offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, the only current NFL player to earn a medical degree.

Playing for Peanuts

Jon Frankel revisits the stark disparity between pay rates for Major League Baseball players and their minor league counterparts.

The Purge

Ahead of the World Cup, Bernard Goldberg travels to Russia, where Vladimir Putin’s grand plan to achieve glory through sport has taken a dark turn.

Men in Blazers

Andrea Kremer profiles Roger Bennett and Michael Davies, the popular English-born broadcasting duo who cover all things soccer.


Soledad O’Brien meets up with inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen, the mastermind behind the Robotics World Championship.

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