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Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: #287

Bryant Gumbel hosts a panel about reforming college athletics with Senator Cory Booker and former NCAA investigator Tim Nevius. Mary Carillo visits with former NBA star Jayson Williams, who after overcoming his own tortured past has dedicated his life to helping others. Soledad O’Brien talks to Oksana Masters about her miraculous journey from being an orphan to becoming a Paralympian. And Real Sports checks-in with Hugh Herr, a biophysician who designs computer powered prosthetics for both himself and the general public.

Bryant Gumbel and Cory Booker on a video call
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Winds of Change

Host Bryant Gumbel sits down with New Jersey Senator and former college football player, Cory Booker, to talk NCAA reform and Booker’s proposal for a college athletes' bill of rights.

Jayson Williams talking with Mary Carillo by the pool
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Bouncing Back

Mary Carillo chats with former NBA star Jayson Williams, who started a rehab facility in Florida that uses sports as a form of therapy to help people curb their addictions after he overcame his own.

Oksana Masters adjusting her prosthetic
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Oksana

Soledad O’Brien talks to Oksana Masters about her miraculous journey from being an orphan to becoming a Paralympian.‌

Hugh Herr being interviewed at a rock climbing gym
The Body Builder

Real Sports revisits the story of Hugh Herr, a mountain climber whose legs were amputated due to extreme weather conditions during a climb. Today he is head of research at MIT’s Biomechatronics Lab where he has invented a number of products that are hailed as the most advanced prostheses ever created.

Dick Hoyt carrying his son Rick in a triathalon
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Team Hoyt

Dick Hoyt was one of the most memorable people ever profiled on Real Sports. He and his physically challenged son, Rick, inspired countless others who watched them compete together in over a thousand races. In March 2021, Dick passed away at the age of 80.

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