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E-M:/ July 4 on HBO Real Sports, Bryant Gumbel, kids and air pollution



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Airing this month on HBO:  Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel:  
 
The Air We Breathe

For many children growing up in the shadow of coal-fired power plants, athletic participation is contingent on the state of their asthma and their ability to deal with pollutants generated by the plants. In towns across the eastern United States, power plants lacking adequate pollution controls are spewing emissions - recorded at 15 million tons a year nationwide - that travel into the lungs of little leaguers and soccer players alike. Scientists believe the toxins inhaled by children while playing sports are especially dangerous to young athletes for three reasons: their lungs are still maturing; their immune system is still developing; and the higher rate of inhalation during athletic activity brings more pollutants into their respiratory system. In a two-part expose, correspondent Jon Frankel explores power companies' resistance to the government's call to curb pollution, speaking with two former Environmental Protection Agency investigators and former EPA head Christine Whitman on why federal laws seem to have been laxly enforced and why the application of pollution controls has not been a top priority. But the findings are not simply a matter of coal-powered plants failing to meet environmental codes. The story goes deeper, connecting wealthy business executives and their sizable political endorsements, leading all the way to Washington. This REAL SPORTS/Sports Illustrated collaboration investigates the unsettling reality facing communities where the health of their youngsters is being compromised.

Correspondent: Jon Frankel 
Producer: Joe Perskie 

The show will play on HBO as follows:

7/4 10:00 AM
HBO High Definition - EAST
REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL - '06 #111
TVPG
58

Sports
7/4 10:00 AM
HBO LATINO - EAST
REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL - '06 #111
TVPG
58

Sports
7/4 10:00 AM
HBO - EAST
REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL - '06 #111
TVPG
58

Sports
7/5 7:00 PM
HBO2 - EAST
REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL - '06 #111
TVPG
58

Sports
7/7 9:00 AM
HBO2 - EAST
REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL - '06 #111
TVPG
58
Sports


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