Debut 2008 Paralympic Games Highlights Show

In Sports, Wheelin' and Dealin' by Beth Bourgeois

“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 features an in-depth look at some of the top U.S. Paralympic athletes as they trained for and competed in the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. The documentary, produced by Emmy Award-winning NBC Sports producer David Michaels, takes viewers on a journey into the lives of eight athletes plus the U.S. Paralympic Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team with compelling stories of determination.

Complementing the NBC Sports special will be a Universal Sports broadcast presentation of the 2008 Paralympic Games. Beginning Monday, November 10 and continuing through November 16, the network will air four hours of Games highlights each night from 7-11 p.m. Eastern Time.

The 28 hours of coverage will include both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2008 Paralympic Games.