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Knievel Taking to the Air for TNT

7/06/2004 9:51 AM Eastern

"Kaptain" Robbie Knievel, son of legendary motorcyclist Evel Knievel, is jumping at the chance to promote Turner Network Television’s original movie about his father.

Robbie Knievel will perform a jump on the deck of the USS Intrepid, and the live one-hour special, Live from New York, Robbie Knievel Jumps the USS Intrepid, will air Saturday, July 31 at p.m. (EST/PST).

He will attempt to clear the array of military aircraft on the deck of the former aircraft carrier, which is now permanently docked in New York as the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

TNT's Emmy Award-winning Ernie Johnson Jr. will serve as master of ceremonies and call the aerial leap. Craig Sager and Dave Burns will provide live reports throughout the telecast, with TNT/NBC National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing analyst Wally Dallenbach adding his insights.

Sandy Grossman, an eight-time Emmy winner, will produce and direct the jump, marking his fifth production involving Robbie Knievel.

TNT Original Evel Knievel debuts on the network Friday, July 30, at 8 p.m., with repeats July 31, at 9 p.m., immediately following Robbie Knievel Jumps the USS Intrepid, and Sunday, Aug. 1, at 8 p.m.

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