HBO'S REAL SPORTS LOOKS AT THE DREAM IN FIFTH EDITION
HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" returns on March 11
with three new segments. Featured: "A Remarkable Journey,"
Frank Deford's piece on Hakeem Olajuwon; "Pioneers," on the '66
Texas Western basketball team that became the first all-black
team to win the NCAAs; and "New Sensation," on the growth of
women's college basketball, focusing on the Univ. of Tennessee
(HBO). In the Deford piece, Olajuwon, a Muslim, said he has
turned away efforts by Louis Farrakhan's followers to interest
him in the Nation of Islam. Olajuwon: "When I talked to them,
you realize that it's part of the Nation of Islam, and they are
teaching what is totally against what Islam teaches. Islam is
against nationalism, racism, language -- no barriers" (Michael
Hiestand, USA TODAY, 2/29).