HBO’s ‘Dear Rider: The Jake Burton Story’

On Tuesday, November 9 at 9 p.m. Eastern and Pacific, HBO and HBO Max will debut the HBO Original “Dear Rider: The Jake Burton Story.” A feature documentary from Red Bull Media House and Emmy-winning director Fernando Villena and narrated by Jake’s friend, acclaimed actor Woody Harrelson, “Dear Rider” is a celebration of the life and vision of Jake Burton Carpenter, a pioneer who propelled the sport of snowboarding into a global and cultural phenomenon. In the film’s trailer, hear from Jake, who died of cancer in 2019, his wife Donna, and some of his friends and riders, including Olympic gold medalists Kelly Clark and Shaun White. Plus, look back at the 25th anniversary of ESPN’s inaugural Winter X Games, which put snowboarding on the Worldwide Leader in Sports stage a year before the 1998 Nagano Olympics.

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