CNN Sets LeBron James Special

CNN will chronicle the rise of NBA superstar LeBron James in a special airing next Friday (Oct. 24), network officials said.

The CNN Films special, More Than A Game, takes a look at James’ ascension through his high school career in Ohio and his relationship with his close high school basketball teammates, according to network officials.  

The special comes on the heels of another James documentary airing Oct. 26 on Disney XD. That special, Becoming, also features footage from James’ earliest days in sports.

CNN’s More Than A Game is the third CNN Films Presents broadcast in 2014 following March Of The Penguins and The Imposter.

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.