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Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
“My Life: Earl Campbell,” a 1-on-1 Interview Show, Debuts June 24 on CSN
Campbell Shares his Candid Story, In His Words, From the Highs of the NFL to the Lows of Addiction
HOUSTON– Comcast SportsNet Houston (CSN), a partnership between the Houston Astros, Houston Rockets and the NBC Sports Group, today announced the debut of “My Life: Earl Campbell,” a 1-on-1, 60-minute interview show hosted by CSN anchor and interviewer Steve Bunin.
This is his Campbell’s life, in his words, as you’ve never heard him before, exclusively on CSN.
During his career, Campbell set countless records that earned him induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1991. But the story of Campbell’s life truly began when his football career ended. The physical toll his body took playing the game gave way to an addiction to painkillers and alcohol, driving a depression that nearly killed him. It was only when his two sons intervened that Campbell was able to turn his life around.
In “My Life: Earl Campbell,” the former running back shares the highs of the night he won the Heisman Trophy and the good times during the Houston Oilers “Luv Ya Blue” era, to the lows that led him to contemplate suicide with a ravaged body that left him addicted to alcohol and painkillers and nearly unable to walk.
“My Life: Earl Campbell,” debuts Monday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. on CSN. An encore presentation airs that night at 10:30 p.m. Additional re-airs will run in the month of July.
Former Rocket John Lucas and boxing legend George Foreman are the next two scheduled subjects in the “My Life” series.
CSN is available in both standard and high definition to all local cable, satellite and telco TV providers and today is carried by:
—Buffalo Cable (Buffalo, Grapeland, Jewett, and Kennard – Launching August 1, 2013, channel number TBA)
—Coastal Link (channels 31/131 in Brazoria County, Texas)
—Comcast Cable (channels 39/639 in the Houston area; 86/1688 in Houma, La Place, Monroe and Shreveport, Lou.; 269/1687 in Little Rock, Ark.)
—Consolidated Communications (channels 42/723 in the Houston area)
—EnTouch (channels 73/473 in the Houston area)
—Ozona Cable (channel 19.1 in Sterling City, Eldorado, and Mertzon, Texas; channel 26.1 in Ozona, Texas)
—Phonoscope (channels 35/293 in the Houston area)
—Telecom Cable (channel 23 in Freeport, Texas; channel 33 in Fulshear, Texas)
Viewers with other video providers should visit IWantCSNHouston.com for the latest distribution developments and to tell their cable, satellite or telco TV provider to add Comcast SportsNet to their channel lineup. Follow Comcast SportsNet Houston on Twitter: @CSNHouston for the latest news and information about the network.
About “My Life” on CSN
“My Life” on CSN is a 60-minute interview show with the top sports and pop culture icons in the region. There are no talking-heads; just the biggest names in sports and entertainment, 1-on-1 with CSN Anchor and interviewer Steve Bunin.
About CSN Anchor Steve Bunin
CSN Anchor Steve Bunin joined the network in November, 2012, after spending nine years at ESPN. Bunin hosted ESPN’s Emmy Award-winning shows “Outside the Lines” and “SportsCenter,” and gained a reputation as a gifted and thorough interviewer, thanks in part to his work during the Penn State/Jerry Sandusky scandal.
Comcast SportsNet Houston is a partnership between the Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, and the NBC Sports Group, and is the new television home of the Astros, Rockets and Houston Dynamo. The network, which launched on October 1, 2012, is available in both standard and high definition to all TV providers in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Broadcasts originate from a state-of-the-art, street-level studio in Downtown Houston. Comcast SportsNet Houston takes fans deeper inside the teams they love with comprehensive Astros and Rockets coverage as well as news and talk programming that matters to local viewers. The network is also the home to major college, high school and professional sports coverage from around the region. Visit CSNHouston.com for more information.
NBC Sports Regional Networks, part of the NBC Sports Group, consists of 13 regional networks that deliver more than 2,400 sporting events annually, along with breaking news and comprehensive analysis, to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes. The NBC Sports Regional Networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Houston, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, CSS and SNY. NBC Sports Regional Networks also manages NECN (New England Cable News), the nation’s largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming. For more information, see ComcastSportsNet.com.