via press release:
STATE OF PLAY: FIRST LADIES, FROM ACCLAIMED FILMMAKER
PETER BERG, DEBUTS DEC. 9
HBO Sports and executive producers Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey team up again for the innovative topical series STATE OF PLAY, continuing with FIRST LADIES on TUESDAY, DEC. 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.
Presented by Film 44 and HBO Sports, STATE OF PLAY takes on complex, multi-layered themes in sports, exploring their relationship to larger society. Each edition spotlights a topic or person with undeniable impact on the contemporary sports world, opening with a brief overview, followed by a cinéma vérité documentary and an in-depth roundtable discussion featuring filmmakers, subjects and guest experts, hosted by Berg (HBO’s “The Leftovers”; Emmy® nominee for “Friday Night Lights”).
STATE OF PLAY: FIRST LADIES
Debut: TUESDAY, DEC. 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Dec. 10 (6:15 p.m., 11:30 p.m.), 11 (2:30 p.m.), 12 (4:15 p.m.), 13 (1:00 p.m.), 14 (11:30 a.m.) and 15 (12:45 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Dec. 9 (2:30 a.m.) and 10 (10:00 p.m.)
A deeply personal look at another side of professional sports, this film focuses on the challenges of balancing the pursuit of professional success and family obligations. FIRST LADIES focuses on three couples whose vows shape their decisions on the field and at home. What role has each of these spouses played in her family’s success? Profiled are Mike and Kiya Tomlin, Kevin and DeLana Harvick, and Scott and Megan Lehnhoff. Mike Tomlin is head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Kevin Harvick drives a racecar on the NASCAR circuit (and captured his first NASCAR Sprint Cup championship last month), and Scott Lehnhoff is head football coach at Steele High School in Cibolo, Tex. After the documentary, Berg hosts a roundtable discussion featuring Kiya Tomlin, DeLana Harvick and Megan Lehnhoff.
The executive producers of STATE OF PLAY: FIRST LADIES are Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey; co-executive producer, Matthew Goldberg; supervising producer, Gabe Spitzer; producer, Brandon Carroll; co-producer, Stephen Strout; director, Sandrine Orabona; director of photography, Sean McElwee; edited by Marcella Serrano; editor, Stephen Strout.
STATE OF PLAY: FIRST LADIES will also be available on HBO On Demand® and HBO GO®.