Guests include the director of one if this summer’s most anticipated blockbusters, Peter Berg, whose film “Battleship” hits theaters May 18th.
Director, actor and producer Peter Berg joins Rich in studio to discuss a variety of topics, ranging from his new action-packed flick “Battleship” to his critically acclaimed television series “Friday Night Lights” and more. “Battleship,” which has an all-star cast consisting of Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna and Brooklyn Decker, hits theaters next Friday domestically after a successful international premiere in Tokyo last month. It also stars Greg Gadson, a former Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran who lost both of his legs in combat and is the current director of the U.S. Army’s Wounded Warrior program. Berg, however, didn’t seem to care much about hawking his latest movie, wanting to discuss instead an initiative in sports that he is incredibly passionate about.
Concussion prevention and player safety are very important to Berg, and he genuinely believes the problem — and the solution – begins at the youth football level. He, along with others like Bobby Hosea and LaVar Arrington, are trying to change the system and how America’s youth are taught the game, working to ensure proper technique and form are implemented from the beginning. Berg’s passion about player safety stems from a real-life incident that took place while he was on location in Austin, Texas preparing to shoot the first season of “Friday Night Lights.”
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