via press release:
REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL TEAMS WITH
THE MARIST COLLEGE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC OPINION AND
THE MARIST COLLEGE CENTER FOR SPORTS COMMUNICATION
FOR THE HBO REAL SPORTS/MARIST POLL INITIATIVE,
TO BE UNVEILED ON THE SHOW TUESDAY, OCT. 22
NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2013 – 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, is teaming up with the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, one of the nation’s premier polling organizations, and the Marist College Center for Sports Communication, one of the nation’s leaders in the study of sports issues, to launch a polling initiative that will be unveiled when the series’ 199th edition, available in HDTV, debuts TUESDAY, OCT. 22 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.
This new partnership allows one of TV’s most acclaimed news magazine programs to report national public opinion on key issues. Conducted periodically in conjunction with the Marist College Center for Sports Communication, the findings of the HBO REAL SPORTS/MARIST POLL will be incorporated into various parts of the program by host Bryant Gumbel.
“Working with such a prestigious polling service is a terrific addition to the REAL SPORTS franchise,” says senior producer Joe Perskie. “This exclusive content will hopefully provide insight, perspective and trending on important issues that are top-of-mind in the sports world.”
REAL SPORTS was the sole sports program recognized by the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication with a 2012 George F. Peabody Award for broadcast excellence. In addition, it is the only sports program ever honored with a duPont Award, first in 2005 and again in 2012.