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What: "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel"
Where: HBO, tonight, 10
What started as a private letter from Martha Burk, chairwoman of the National Council of Women's Organizations, to Hootie Johnson, chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, developed into a firestorm. Much has been reported about Burk's campaign to have a woman admitted to Augusta, site of the Masters. Opinions have been expressed, editorials written.
HBO provides a look at who Burk is and what motivates her in the lead segment on this edition of "Real Sports." And Bryant Gumbel, the show's host, who doesn't do many interviews, does this one.
Burk tells Gumbel that this is not a personal crusade, that she went through her board and her membership.
She describes herself as a full-time women's rights advocate. She grew up in Texas and lived there while she raised her two children. She says being a stay-at-home mom wasn't enough. That's what motivated her interest in women's rights.