Doug Glanville premieres season two of award-winning ‘Class is in Session’
CHICAGO (January 27, 2022) – Season two of Class is in Session with Doug Glanville presented by UI Health kicks off tonight, January 27, at 7 p.m. CT on Marquee Sports Network. Hosted, written and co-produced by former Cubs outfielder Doug Glanville, the series earned a Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy Award in 2021 in the category of Outstanding Achievement for a Sports Interview/Discussion, recognizing Glanville’s essay and discussion regarding MLB’s decision to relocate the 2021 All-Star Game.
Each month, Class is in Session explores the intersection between sports and society, looking at the human side of sport, with a discussion led by Doug Glanville and featuring distinguished panels of expert guests. In season one, Class is in Session explored topics including barriers for minority coaches in sports, the collegiate amateurism model, the relationship between patriotism and sports, the importance of mental health awareness and much more.
Tonight’s season two premiere focuses on athlete’s physical health, and the fundamental question of whether to play or not to play, especially in the midst of a global pandemic. Joining Glanville in the discussion are San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler, USA Today columnist Nancy Armour and MLB medical director Dr. Gary Green.
“I am so proud of the work our team has accomplished in season one,” reflected Glanville. “In season two, we continue to tackle topics that introduce, educate, and enlighten viewers about challenges that not only impact sports, but also make sports more relatable on an individual level. We explore sports not only as a participant, but a solution to complex social topics.”
ABOUT DOUG GLANVILLE: Glanville, a nine-year MLB veteran, is a Marquee Sports Network analyst and the host and executive producer of Class is in Session with Doug Glanville presented by UI Health, a half-hour panel show exploring the intersection between sports and larger society. Glanville is a frequent contributor to numerous outlets, including ESPN, the New York Times and The Athletic, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut. He is the author of The Game From Where I Stand, an inside look at the human side of the game of baseball, and is outspoken on topics relating to the human condition, including culture, diversity, overcoming adversity and community building. Glanville is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
ABOUT MARQUEE SPORTS NETWORK: In partnership with the Chicago Cubs and Sinclair Broadcast Group (Nasdaq: SBGI), Marquee Sports Network brings together one of the most iconic sports franchises in the country with one of the largest television broadcasting companies to deliver unparalleled Cubs coverage, as well as additional local live sporting events and original programming. Marquee Sports Network is available within the Cubs home television territory in portions of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin, and is carried on more than 50 cable providers, as well as streaming platforms DIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV) and fuboTV. For more information, visit marqueesportsnetwork.com/about.