Season 5
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
12 EPISODES • 1999
Season 5 of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel was released on January 25 and consists of 12 episodes.

Season 4

Episodes

1: Episode 22
Jan 25, 1999
2: Episode 23
Feb 25, 1999
Included: the rivalry between the Fox network and Disney (owners of ABC and ESPN) in sports television; the recent Olympics scandal; the new NBA labor agreement; and Kentucky Wildcats coach Tubby Smith.
3: Episode 24
Mar 22, 1999
A look at the UCLA-Houston basketball clash at the Astrodome in January 1968 that thrust the sport into the national spotlight. Also: a profile of Dick Vitale; and Major League Baseball's economic structure. Correspondents include James Brown and Larry Merchant.
4: Episode 25
Apr 20, 1999
Included: a report on counterfeit golf equipment; an interview with NBA rookie Jason Williams; a look at the lack of racial diversity in NASCAR.
5: Episode 26
May 25, 1999
Included: a report on NHL "goons"; a look at sports-induced riots; and a profile of pro boxer Elvir Muriqi, whose father and sister are in the Kosovo Liberation Army. Reporters include Armen Keteyian and Jim Lampley.
6: Episode 27
Jun 22, 1999
Included: an interview with John McEnroe; a report on Major League umpires; a look at sexual harassment in women's sports; and a profile of tennis's Venus and Serena Williams. Jim Lampley and Frank Deford report.
7: Episode 28
Jul 26, 1999
Included: a profile of sports agent Tank Black; a look at the academic scandal affecting the Minnesota men's basketball team; and profiles of baseball's Derek Jeter and track and field's Marion Jones. Bryan Burwell and Armen Keteyian report.
8: Episode 29
Aug 23, 1999
Included: profiles of football coaches Jimmy Johnson and Lou Holtz; a look at the muscle-building supplement androstenedione; and a report on coach George Scholz's racial discrimination suit against the Orlando Magic. Correspondents include Frank Deford and Sonja Stetoe.
9: Episode 30
Sep 13, 1999
Included: a profile of Jets coach Bill Parcells, a look at baseball's committment to hiring minorities, Ronney Jenkins' departure from the BYU football team, and coaches accused of improper sexual conduct. Correspondents include Jim Lampley and Larry Merchant.
10: Episode 31
Oct 12, 1999
Scheduled: Profiles of former Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain and San Antonio center Tim Duncan; a look at cockfighting; and a report on Title IX. Reporters include Larry Merchant and James Brown.
11: Episode 32
Nov 16, 1999
Included: a look at the 1966 college-football classic between Notre Dame and Michigan State; a profile of the WNBA's Cynthia Cooper. Reporters include Jack Whitaker and Mary Carillo.
12: Episode 33
Dec 14, 1999
Included: a profile of Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning; a look at concussions in the NFL; Lehigh University RB Ronald Jean; a report on collecting trading cards.
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