REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL Returns to HBO 10/22
Now in its 19th season, REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL, TV's most honored sports journalism series and the only sports program recognized with a prestigious 2012 George Foster Peabody Award, presents more enterprising features and reporting when its 199th edition, available in HDTV, debuts TUESDAY, OCT. 22(10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.
Other HBO playdates: Oct. 22 (3:15 a.m.), 25 (8:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m.), 27 (7:30 a.m.) and 29 (5:30 p.m., 12:30 a.m.), and Nov. 2 (9:45 a.m.) and 4 (2:30 p.m., 1:15 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Oct. 23 (9:00 a.m., 11:30 p.m.) and 31 (6:00 a.m.), and Nov. 1 (1:40 p.m.), 5 (9:00 p.m., 1:45 a.m.), 7 (5:30 p.m.), 9 (5:00 p.m.) and 10 (7:30 a.m.)
*Mr. October. With millions of fans currently following baseball's post-season, many remember that this month once belonged to Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, Mr. October himself. Host Bryant Gumbel heads to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, and sits down with the outspoken 67-year-old special adviser to the club. On the heels of his new book, "Becoming Mr. October," the 14-time All-Star opens up about his personal life and storied career, offering insights into race relations during his playing days and the magical '77 and '78 seasons that cemented his legacy as one of the greatest clutch sluggers.
Producer: Nick Dolin.
*CP3. It would be hard to find a more likable, wholesome sports superstar than Los Angeles Clippers favorite Chris Paul. The antithesis of the flashy pro athlete, the 28-year-old doesn't drink or smoke, and even eschews tattoos. Paul is a dedicated father to his two young children and a devoted husband to his college sweetheart, to whom he was married in 2011. Paul's grandfather, whom he cites as his greatest inspiration, was murdered at age 61, the day after the point guard committed to Wake Forest University during his junior year of high school, which had a profound impact on his life. In the first game after his grandfather's death, Paul honored him by scoring 61 points. To this day, he calls it the most memorable game of his career. In this REAL SPORTS/Sports Illustrated collaboration, correspondent Mary Carillo provides a better look at the newly elected president of the NBA Players Association and the catalyst behind the Clippers' remarkable turnaround.