HBO’s REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL returns with an all-new episode on TUESDAY, MAY 24 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). The series debuts on HBO and is available to stream on HBO Max.
May segments include:
- CASTER SEMENYA & INTERSEX ATHLETES: After years of being forced by track’s governing body, World Athletics, to take hormone therapy to suppress her body’s natural testosterone, Olympic gold medalist middle distance runner Caster Semenya launched a lawsuit claiming they violated her human rights. In a rare interview, Semenya sits down with Real Sports to discuss the controversy surrounding her ability to compete. Andrea Kremer reports. Producer: Nisreen Habbal.
- DESHAUN WATSON ACCUSERS: Several women who have accused Deshaun Watson of sexual misconduct sit down for their first ever national TV interview. In the report, they detail the alleged abuse they suffered and share their reactions to Watson’s record-breaking $230 million contract with the Cleveland Browns. Soledad O’Brien reports. Producer: Max Gershberg.
- SAVANNAH BANANAS: Some say America’s national pastime – baseball – has become too long, slow and boring. The solution, according to Jesse Cole, is Banana Ball, a game Cole invented and named after the team he owns – the Savannah Bananas. Banana Ball has a two-hour time limit and removes what Cole says are all the boring parts of baseball, like bunting and stepping out of the batter’s box. To play his game, Cole has assembled a cast of characters. He recruited a pitcher on stilts, a rodeo clown and a 75-year-old former Major League All-Star, who descends from the bleachers, beer in hand. If Cole sounds more like a ringmaster than a traditional baseball owner, perhaps that’s because Cole fashions himself after P.T. Barnum, the founder of Barnum & Bailey circus. Mary Carillo reports. Producer: Jake Rosenwasser.