Olympic documentarian Bud Greenspan passed away on Christmas Day at his home in New York City after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
In honor of his career, Universal Sports will pay tribute with Nine Nights of Glory. Starting on New Year’s Day, the network will air a different award-winning Greenspan Olympic film for nine consecutive nights.
“Bud Greenspan represented the spirit of the Olympics and his films captured the amazing accomplishments of Olympic athletes from all nations,” said David Sternberg, CEO of Universal Sports. “We are honored to pay homage to such a distinguished filmmaker. His passing is a major loss to the Olympic movement, but he will live on forever through the majesty of his documentary films.”
Below is the entire schedule.
“Nine Nights of Glory” Television Schedule:
|January 1, 2011||Los Angeles ’84||9:00 PM ET|
|January 2, 2011||Calgary ’88||9:00 PME T|
|January 3, 2011||Lillehammer ’94||9:00 PM ET|
|January 4, 2011||Atlanta ’96||9:00 PM ET|
|January 5, 2011||Nagano ’98||9:00 PM ET|
|January 6, 2011||Sydney ’00||9:00 PM ET|
|January 7, 2011||Salt Lake City ’02||9:00 PM ET|
|January 8, 2011||Athens ’04||9:00 PM ET|
|January 9, 2011||Torino ’06||9:00 PM ET|