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NBC to Re-Air 2008 Paralympic Games Special on December 6; DVD Copies of Special to Go On Sale

Phil DeMeo - U.S. Paralympic Team December 01, 2008
NBC will re-broadcast its 2008 Paralympic Games special this Saturday, December 6, at 4:30 p.m. ET.

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.

DVD copies of this NBC special will be available for sale at  Go to 2008 Olympics, or search Paralympics.

2008 Beijing Paralympic Games Special

This compelling documentary details the incredible journey of athletes as they train to compete at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. An amazing look into the lives of eight paralympians, as well as the U.S. men’s wheelchair basketball team, the DVD features interviews with the athletes, their teammates and family, and includes highlights of their events at the Beijing Games. Produced by Emmy Award-winning NBC Sports producer David Michaels, athletes featured include Marlon Shirley, April Holmes, Jessica Long, Tatyana McFadden, Cheri Blauwet, Marin Morrison, Nick Scandone and Scott Winkler. Relive the determination of these remarkable competitors and the magic of the Beijing Paralympic Games, through this exclusive DVD from NBC Sports and Universal Sports.


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