“Courageous: Ted Turner and the 1977 America’s Cup,” a documentary on the media mogul’s journey through the sailing world, airs Saturday at 2:30pm ET on NBC.
The film will immediately follow NBC Sports coverage of the 2017 America’s Cup Match.
From NBC Sports PR:
While suspended from running the Braves and working through the infancy and challenges of early cable television with his SuperStation, Turner became fixated with winning the 1977 America’s Cup. The unconventional pioneer bet his reputation and image on the victory, and saw glory in a 4-year-old boat and a crew that others had written off.
Courageous features interviews with Turner, his America’s Cup crew members, and sailing historians. Additionally the film includes archival footage from the 1977 America’s Cup and Turner’s multifaceted career, an interview with Braves legend and current Atlanta Braves Senior Vice President Hank Aaron, as well as never before seen footage and interviews.
Here’s the broadcast schedule for the 2017 America’s Cup Match:
|Sat., June 17||America’s Cup Match – Races 1-2||NBC||1 p.m.|
|Sun., June 18||America’s Cup Match – Races 3-4||NBC||1 p.m.|
|Sat., June 24||America’s Cup Match – Races 5-6||NBC||1 p.m.|
|Sun., June 25||America’s Cup Match – Races 7-8||NBC||1 p.m.|
|Mon., June 26||America’s Cup Match (if needed)||NBCSN||1 p.m.|
|Tues., June 27||America’s Cup Match (if needed)||NBCSN||1 p.m.|
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