Bryant Gamble’s HBO said Wednesday that the “Real Sports” newsmagazine will end its run after 29 seasons.

Like the “60 Minutes” of sports, the show focuses on social and economic issues beyond the game and has won 37 sports Emmy Awards. Gamble, 74, won Lifetime Achievement Award The Sports Emmys earlier this year.

In a season in which Real Sports won a Peabody, some of the stories included an investigation into a football head injury and an out-gay athlete, as well as a hazing death at a college drum major and a fatal plane crash involving Russian professional hockey. Team.

“We have the opportunity to tell complex stories about race, gender, class, opportunity and more,” Gamper said. “It has been gratifying to be able to do this at HBO for nearly three decades. I am so proud of the mark we have left, so I am ready to turn the page. While saying goodbye is never easy, I have decided now It’s time to move on.”

While HBO has made budget cuts since merging with parent company Warner Bros. Discovery, the network said those financial considerations have nothing to do with the end of HBO’s longest-running series, “Real Sports.”

It’s unclear when the final episode will air.

“The series continues to resonate in sports journalism, and we’re incredibly proud to be a part of this extraordinary journey,” said HBO Chairman and CEO Casey Bloys.


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