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[09/28/09 - 01:18 PM]
Showtime to Premiere Bud Greenspan Presents: Beijing 2008 - America's Olympic Glory
The two-hour film bows Monday, October 19 at 7:00/6:00c.

[via press release from Showtime]

SHOWTIME TO PREMIERE BUD GREENSPAN PRESENTS: BEIJING 2008 � AMERICA'S OLYMPIC GLORY

Famed Sports Storyteller Chronicles Six American Stories and The Quest For Olympic Glory in Beijing

Premieres On Monday October 19th at 7 PM ET/PT

(LOS ANGELES) � September 28, 2009 � SHOWTIME presents a rare opportunity to relive one of the most dramatic and memorable Olympics in recent history in the original documentary BUD GREENSPAN PRESENTS: BEIJING 2008 � AMERICA'S OLYMPIC GLORY. With behind-the-scenes footage and a poignant narrative, this film presents Greenspan's signature brand of powerful storytelling set in Beijing, China � a land with a storied past and a vibrant future.

BUD GREENSPAN PRESENTS: BEIJING 2008 � AMERICA'S OLYMPIC GLORY will premiere on SHOWTIME on Monday October 19th starting at 7:00pm EST/PCT. The two-hour film features 6 American stories including:

� Swim team captain Jason Lezak whose thrilling world best final leg (46.06) in the 4 x 100 Freestyle relay earned the United States an upset victory over France.

� Gymnast Nastia Liukin, coached by her father Valeri, a 1988 gold medalist for the Soviet Union, continued the family's Olympic tradition by winning the All-Around title 20 years later for the United States.

� Brenda Villa, a three-time Olympian in water polo, grew up in the largely Latino community of Commerce, California and captained the team to their third straight Olympic medal. The Women's 8-Oared crew had not won at the Olympics since 1984 but returned to greatness in Beijing defeating archrival Romania to capture their long awaited gold medal.

� Keeth and Erinn Smart, siblings from Brooklyn, New York and students at the Peter Westbrook Foundation since 1991; entered Beijing having overcome the loss of both parents and serious illness to win silver medals in the men's team saber and women's team foil competitions.

� Dawn Harper and Lolo Jones is the emotional story of two hurdlers' journeys to the same starting line in Beijing and the differing but inspiring results they each achieved in the race they had spent a lifetime preparing for.

BUD GREENSPAN PRESENTS: BEIJING 2008 � AMERICA'S OLYMPIC GLORY marks the 12th in a series of films about the Olympic Games by Greenspan and Cappy Productions, Inc. His previous Olympic documentaries, beginning with the 1984 Summer games in Los Angeles, have chronicled every Olympics (except for 1992 Albertville) through the 2006 Torino Winter Games. Greenspan has been called the foremost writer/producer/director of sports films and one of the world's leading sports historians. His numerous awards include seven Emmys�, the George Foster Peabody Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Directors Guild of America Life Time Achievement Award, the International Fair Play Award and the coveted "Olympic Order" by International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch for his contribution to furthering the Olympic movement. In 2004, Bud was inducted into the United States Olympic Committee Hall of Fame for his body of work and his humanistic approach to filming the Olympic Games.

About Showtime

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME�, THE MOVIE CHANNELTM and FLIX�, as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME� TOOTM, SHOWTIME� SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME�, SHOWTIME BEYOND�, SHOWTIME NEXT�, SHOWTIME WOMEN�, SHOWTIME FAMILYZONE� and TMC XTRA. SNI also offers SHOWTIME HD�, THE MOVIE CHANNEL HDTM, SHOWTIME ON DEMANDTM and THE MOVIE CHANNEL ON DEMANDTM. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution. All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME� PPV.





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