CBS SPORTS’ “FOUR SIDES OF THE STORY” RETURNS THIS MONTH WITH THREE NEW EPISODES HIGHLIGHTING HISTORIC MOMENTS IN WOMEN’S SPORTS
Fourth Season of Franchise Features Interviews with Annika Sorenstam on her PGA TOUR Debut in 2003; Brandi Chastain on Winning Women’s World Cup in 1999; and Lisa Leslie on Dunking for First Time in WNBA History
First Episode, Annika at Colonial, Premieres on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 10:00 PM, ET on CBS Sports Network
CBS Sports unveils three new episodes of its FOUR SIDES OF THE STORY franchise during the month of December showcasing some of the most iconic moments in women’s sports over the last 25 years. Created in 2017, the 30-minute specials highlight seminal sports moments through four unique points of view with each segment narrated from a different perspective.
Continuing its commitment to women’s programming, CBS Sports dedicates its fourth season of the documentary series to greatness in women’s sports. Below is a synopsis and the four unique point of views for each episode, which will all debut on CBS Sports Network.
FOUR SIDES OF THE STORY: Annika at Colonial (Tuesday, Dec. 15, 10:00 PM, ET) tells the story of Annika Sorenstam’s experience as the first woman in 58 years, and only the second woman ever, to play on the PGA TOUR. In 2003, Sorenstam teed it up at the Bank of America Colonial after accepting a sponsor’s exemption to play. With her caddie Terry McNamara and PGA TOUR Security Director Danny Coulson by her side, Sorenstam faced off against the men in a crush of media and fans while Golf World photographer Darren Carroll captured all the action. Produced by Brian Davis.
FOUR SIDES OF THE STORY: Lisa Leslie Throws Down! (Tuesday, Dec. 22, 6:30 PM, ET) takes a look at the lead-up and aftermath of the first-ever dunk in a WNBA game by Los Angeles Sparks legend Lisa Leslie. Leslie’s dunk altered the future of the league by showing the next generation of players including Candace Parker, the next woman to dunk in a game, what was possible. With the help of trainer Adam Friedman and Sparks coaches Michael Cooper and Karleen Thompson, Leslie’s dunk had a profound impact on women’s basketball. Produced by Mike Stypulkoski.
FOUR SIDES OF THE STORY: Picture of Triumph (Tuesday, Dec. 29, 7:00 PM, ET) highlights Brandi Chastain’s match-winning penalty kick in the 1999 Women’s World Cup. The victory, as well as Chastain’s iconic celebration photo by Robert Beck, continues to live on as an historic moment. Aly Wagner, the last player cut in the 1999 team tryout, details her vantage point from the stands, and play-by-play announcer JP Dellacamera recalls his experience calling the monumental moment from the booth. Produced by Alexis Arguello.
Click here for a trailer of this season’s episodes.
Emilie Deutsch is Vice President of Original Programming & Features, CBS Sports.
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