NBC and Universal Sports will present the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games presented by GE to television beginning this Sunday, Nov. 9 at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports with a 90-minute documentary narrated by NBC Sports' Bob Costas.
Following the special will be an unprecedented 28 hours of Paralympic event programming - including coverage of the U.S. Sitting Women's Volleyball Team and its journey to a silver medal - on Universal Sports taking place Nov. 10-16.
NBC Sports' Paralympic special airs Sunday, Nov. 9 and goes in-depth with top Paralympic athletes as they trained for and competed in the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. The 90-minute program, produced by Emmy Award-winning NBC Sports producer David Michaels, takes viewers on a journey into the lives of eight athletes plus the Wheelchair Basketball Team with compelling stories of determination.
Paralympic athletes to be profiled include:
Complementing the NBC Sports special will be Universal Sports broadcast presentation of the 2008 Paralympics beginning the next night, Monday, Nov. 10-16 with 4-hour programs each night from 7-11 p.m. ET including the opening and closing ceremonies for a total of 28 hrs of event coverage.
A piece on the U.S. Sitting Women's Volleyball Team will air on Sunday, Nov. 16 from 7-11 p.m. ET.
"In 30 years of covering Olympic sports, I have never witnessed such a rich tapestry of stories and competition. Every race, every event brings wonder and intense excitement," said Michaels. "For anyone who loves pure sport, the Paralympics takes us back to why we fell in love with sports in the first place."
PARALYMPICS TV SCHEDULE:
COVERAGE ON NBC SPORTS: NBC Sports will present 2008 Paralympics, a documentary narrated by Bob Costas, on Sunday, Nov. 9 from 2:30 - 4 p.m. ET.
COVERAGE ONU NIVERSAL SPORTS: Universal Sports, available in 30 million homes, will present a broadcast on its 24-hour television network from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET each day featuring the following Paralympic event competitions:
Paralympics event competition videos, video highlights, feature articles, photo galleries and more all available on UniversalSports.com.