or


LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
Air Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST on HBO
Episode Title: (#01/101) "Midnight Basketball"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

Episode 1: "Midnight Basketball"

Debut Date: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 (8:00 - 8:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Episode 1 investigates the intersection of sports, race, and social policy through a look at "Midnight Basketball" - the innovative program started in Glenarden, Maryland in 1986 to provide a haven for at-risk youths and help curb rising crime rates in the area. The successful endeavor was embraced by both President George H. W. Bush in his "1,000 Points of Light" initiative and President Bill Clinton in the 1994 Crime bill, yet still became the focus of partisan debate riddled with racial stereotypes - stereotypes that still linger to this day.

Share |







LEVEL PLAYING FIELD (HBO)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/14/21 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2021)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (4 episodes)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
limited series
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's web site, September 2021) HBO Sports and Vox Media Studios have teamed up on Level Playing Field, a four-part sports documentary series featuring a range of stories that illuminate how public policies have contributed to inequities in the sports landscape and society at large. Level Playing Field is produced by Vox and Vox Media Studios. Episode directors include Akil Gibbons (“Midnight Basketball”), Joe Posner (“Misclassified”), Sam Ellis (“The Backstretch”), and Rebecca Stern (“The Assist”). The series is executive produced by Mike Jacobs, Joe Posner, Emily Anderson, Chad Mumm, and Mark Olsen, and co-executive produced by Mac Schneider and Marina Stadler.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Chad Mumm as EP
· Emily Anderson as EP
· Joe Posner as EP
· Mac Schneider as CO-EP
· Marina Stadler as CO-EP
· Mark Olsen as EP
· Mike Jacobs as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· HBO Sports
· Vox Media Studios