NEWS AND MEDIA : RELEASE AND TEASER OF THE ROBERT GAGNO STORY PREMIERING ON HBO’S REAL SPORTS, TUESDAY MAY 23RD.
I received an email today from AMF Communications with the release information of the Robert Gagno story premiering this week. The episode will be aired on the television show Real Sports hosted by Bryant Gumbel. The show airs on HBO May 23rd of this week at 10:00pm ET.
Robert Gano is a Canadian pinball player who is diagnosed with Autism. He won the PAPA tournament in 2016 and is currently ranked 8th in the world according to the IFPA.
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REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL
TELLS THE INSPIRING STORY OF A PINBALL WIZARD
WHEN A NEW EDITION DEBUTS TUESDAY, MAY 23, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO
REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL, TV’s most-honored sports journalism series, with a record 18 Sports Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Sports Journalism, returns for more enterprising features and reporting when the show’s 242nd edition debuts TUESDAY, MAY 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.
The show is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.
(Pinball wizard Robert Gagno.)
*Pinball Wizard. Robert Gagno was diagnosed with autism at three years old. Doctors told his parents he might never talk, and would likely never read or write. Over time, his parents saw their son develop many obsessions, such as spinning objects, bright lights and flipping objects like light switches. When he was five, they found the one thing that combined these passions and helped him channel his difficulties with autism: pinball. At 18, they realized their son was immensely talented at competitive pinball after entering him into a contest on a whim. Now, at 28, Gagno is ranked among the best in the world. REAL SPORTS correspondent Soledad O’Brien visited the Pinball World Championships outside Pittsburgh and went behind the scenes with the pinball wizard, who sought to defend his 2016 championship.
Producer: Maggie Burbank.
The executive producers of REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL are Rick Bernstein and Joe Perskie.
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