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HDNet Gets Up Close with Roy Firestone

5/04/2004 7:30 AM Eastern

HDNet said Tuesday that it will premiere Up Close with Roy Firestone this summer.

Firestone will profile athletes, artists and entertainers in personal settings -- in their homes, where they work and where they play.

Firestone has won six Emmy Awards and six CableACE Awards. He has interviewed more than 5,000 people, including nearly every major sports figure.

“For 22 years, we have seen Roy get up close and personal with all of our favorite athletes,” HDNet founder and chairman Mark Cuban said in a prepared statement. “Now we'll see him in all-new interviews with his subjects in intimate settings and choice locations.”

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