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Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
2016-2017

Unsettled

Jon Frankel evaluates the NFL's concussion settlement and learns that although it promised to help former players, critics are calling it a disaster as only a tiny fraction of players are getting paid.


The Puzzle Master

Bryant Gumbel sits down with Will Shortz, the man behind the New York Times Crossword Puzzle, and goes behind the scenes at the national Crossword Puzzle Championship.

The Mind of Royce White

Bernard Goldberg catches up with former NBA player Royce White, now a professional in Canada's National Basketball League and an advocate for mental health rights.

The Captain

Bryant Gumbel sits down with former New York Yankees superstar Derek Jeter to discuss his latest endeavor: running the Miami Marlins.

Secret Scars

Jon Frankel examines how NCAA student-athletes are suffering staggering rates of abuse from their coaches.

On a Roll

Mary Carillo follows the top-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers women's bowling team as they get ready to defend their NCAA crown.

Shaq Inc.

Bernard Goldberg sits down with basketball legend and businessman Shaquille O?Neal and discovers he may now be even bigger off the court than he was on it.


Uncharted Waters

David Scott details the remarkable story of former Olympian Amy Van Dyken ? who after being paralyzed in an accident in 2014 has provided inspiration to others.


Force of Nature

Jon Frankel sits down with the fastest family in sports: the NHRA?s Force family.

Slaves No More

A special extended segment that revisits a 2004 undercover expos� on the enslavement of child jockeys in the Middle Eastern sport of camel racing ? the unwitting role the United States government played in enabling the slavery ring ? and the surprising events that brought the practice to an end.


She's Got Game

Sports broadcaster Doris Burke shares the hurdles she overcame to become the first woman to work as a full-season NBA analyst for nationally televised broadcasts.


On Thin Ice

David Scott examines the NHL's approach to concussions within the sport, specifically the league's denial of a link between CTE and head trauma despite strong evidence to the contrary.

Going for Broke

Heading into the Winter Games, Jon Frankel examines why so many U.S. Olympic hopefuls are going broke going for gold.


The Body Builder

Since day one, eccentric former Mr. Olympia John Brown has sculpted his three sons into football powerhouses.


The Believer

Tennis great Margaret Court's opposition to gay rights has provoked some to call for the removal of her name from an Australian Open arena.

Bryant Gumbel sits down with the Real Sports correspondents in a roundtable discusison of the most memorable moments from the show this year.

Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel

A Town Called Refuge

Refugio, Texas, an impoverished border town decimated by Hurricane Harvey, embraces the improbable success of their high school football team.


Like Father, Like Son

Doug and Chris Collins are basketball lifers that have seen the peaks and valleys of their profession.


Soccer Sensei

Soccer coach Tom Byer shares his keys to success and explains why USMNT struggles to win big in world competition.


King Kelly

Surfing star Kelly Slater believes he can revolutionize the sport by crafting the perfect man-made wave.

Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel

Big Man on Campus: Patrick Ewing discusses his first season as head coach of Georgetown University?s men's basketball team.


Bet On It:
Real Sports explores the evolving relationship between gambling and pro sports.


The Survivors:
A passion for football isn't the only bond shared by two mass shooting survivors.


Blind Ambition:
David Scott catches up with blind athlete Erik Weihenmayer as he helps blind youth face their fears.

Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel

Guarantee Games: An examination of why small historically black colleges are getting rich pay days from big-time college sports programs to suit up and lose.


Lewis Hamilton: A profile of F1 star Lewis Hamilton and his special bond with his disabled brother.


The Brothers McDonough: A profile of three brothers with high-powered jobs in the sports world.


Obsessive Runners:
A revisit of the October 2011 story on obsessive runners.

Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel

NFLPA: Bryant Gumbel chats with DeMaurice Smith about the NFLPA's track record.


Youth Sports Inc.: Jon Frankel explores the financially demanding youth sports industry.


Ball Hawk: Bernie Goldberg meets the most hated sports fan in America


Isle of Man Update: Jon Frankel returns to the tiny island hosting one of the world's most deadly sporting events.

Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel

MMA Dictator: David Scott holds a rare interview with the controversial Chechen dictator.


Dying Down Under: Bryant Gumbel takes a dive in the Great Barrier Reef to examine its rapid deterioration.


The Heart of 29: Rod Carew opens up to Bernard Goldberg about the donor that saved his life.

Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel

Man vs. Beast: Jon Frankel gets an inside look at bullfighting, examining why the tradition?s popularity is dwindling among Spanish youth.


American Dream:
Francis Tiafoe tells Mary Carillo about his emergence into an American men's tennis star after fleeing war-torn Sierra Lione.


Unbreakable:
A profile of Jeff Glasbrenner and his numerous achievements ? which include competing in an Ironman and climbing Mt. Everest ? all accomplished after losing a leg as a young boy.


Negro Leagues Update:
How Cam Perron's childhood obsession with the Negro Leagues helped former players win the respect and pension funds they deserved.

Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel

Soccer's Darkest Secret: David Scott examines the biggest sexual abuse scandal in British soccer history.



Pinball Wizard:
Soledad O'Brien speaks with the 2016 World Pinball Champion ? a 28-year-old man with autism ? learning how his condition gives him a unique edge.



A Beisbol Life:
Bryant Gumbel sits down with Jaime Jarrin ? the Spanish-language voice of the L.A. Dodgers ? to learn about his incredible journey from Ecuador to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel

Valley of Death: An exploration of the fatal car accidents of two Dominican-born baseball players, examining their tragic deaths in light of their country's dangerous roads.


Race Against Time:
A profile of two young brothers, one who suffers through a rare neurological disorder, and their quest to compete in challenging triathlons.


Uncaged Update:
David Scott revisits a 2015 report examining domestic violence in MMA, and sits down with victim Christy Mack following the verdict against her ex-boyfriend, a former MMA fighter.

Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel
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