Feb 13 – You Are There, Too: Superstars of Sports, Up Close and Personal


The Clermont Performing Arts Center is proud to announce our popular, signature matinee series, “You Are There, Too!” hosted by Emmy and Peabody Award-winner Charlie Grinker, is returning for a second season with eight, all new specials.

“Superstars of Sports, Up Close and Personal”

On the field or in the ring, they appear superhuman. But out of the public view, what are the superstars of sports really like?

Emmy Award-winner and confidante of the stars, Charlie Grinker, shares the humor, the quirks, the highs and lows of some of America’s most famous sports heroes, including Mickey Mantle, Muhammad Ali, Babe Ruth, Rocky Marciano and Babe Didrikson.


Grinker mines his vault of rare film to share his award-winning interviews with these sports stars.

Get up close and personal as you’ve never been before.

Sneak peek at some of the moments from this program:
• Mickey Mantle explains that as he watched American astronauts landing on the moon, he wished he had been there to see how far he could hit a baseball in outer space.

• Muhammad Ali explains his dismay when he orders his favorite ice cream cone and complains because the chocolate scoop is always on the bottom.

• Babe Ruth takes us inside his gym to show off the exercise program that enables him to stay in shape, even after a lunch of five hot dogs and a couple of beers.