NBC’s ‘Rock Center’ with Brian Williams, returns this Thursday, June 7th at 10:00 p.m!
The premiere episode includes: Napster founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning’s FIRST INTERVIEW on their new web video project “Airtime”, a double leg amputee named Oscar Pistorius who has the chance to qualify for the Olympics this summer, and an update on the story of girls’ soccer concussions and why they are so prevalent.
NAPSTER FOUNDERS LAUNCH AIRTIME WEB VIDEO PROJECT
Napster founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning announced the creation of a new web video project today. The service, Airtime, is a live video chat network that connects users to their Facebook friends and suggests people to connect with based on shared interests.
Esteemed sportscaster and former professional tennis player Mary Carillo will tell the story of Oscar Pistorius, often referred to as the Blade Runner. A world champion sprinter who is likely to be one of the biggest stories of the upcoming London Olympics; he is the embodiment of Life Without Limitations. A double amputee, Pistorius is the first ever Paralympian to win Gold in each of the 100m, 200m and 400m sprints (Beijing 2008) and his international reputation as the “fastest man on no legs” is gaining momentum with every race. Now he intends to go head-to-head with able-bodied runners in the 400m, on the biggest stage on earth. Carillo sits down with Pistorius to talk about the challenges he’s overcome on the road to the 2012 London games.
GIRLS’ SOCCER CONCUSSIONS
In response to the overwhelming reaction to their report on concussions among high school girls playing soccer, “Rock Center’s” Kate Snow goes to New Jersey, Florida, Texas and California to dig deeper into the danger, and the psyche of these young girls and their families. Many have responded to the risk by wearing special headgear advertised as protecting against concussions, but Snow discovers that the reality may be very different. It’s a piece of reporting no parent should miss.
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