NBC to Re-Air Paralympic Special
RELEASE: December 2, 2008
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Joanie Morris
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The stories of U.S. Paralympians as they prepare for and compete at the 2008 Paralympic Games will be featured once again on NBC this Saturday, December 6 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The documentary, which originally aired November 9, takes viewers on a compelling journey into the lives of U.S. Paralympians as they vie for triumph in Beijing, China. The 90-minute broadcast is narrated by NBC Sports’ Bob Costas.
"NBC and GE's broadcast of the 2008 Paralympics provides all Americans an opportunity to be introduced to some outstanding performances and amazing role models that represented the U.S. at the 2008 Games," said Charlie Huebner, Chief of Paralympics, U.S. Olympic Committee. "The fact that NBC and GE are airing this show on network television also speaks to the growing importance and value of the Paralympic movement in the U.S."
The NBC Sports’ Paralympic special, produced by Emmy Award-winning NBC Sports producer David Michaels, provides an in-depth look at the determination of eight athletes and the U.S. Paralympic Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team.