ESPN’s Primetime Newsmagazine E:60 Returns for Five New Episodes Beginning Tuesday, April 14
ESPN’s award-winning primetime newsmagazine E:60, on hiatus since November, will return with five weekly, original episodes beginning Tuesday, April 14, at 7 p.m. ET. The program, which launched in October 2007, combines investigative reporting, in-depth profiles of intriguing sports personalities, and features on emerging star athletes. These stories are presented in a fresh and innovative format that incorporates producer/correspondent meetings.
The five E:60 original episodes, concluding Tuesday, May 12, will feature a variety of stories. Highlights include:
· Lord of the Ring – an access-driven profile of Vince McMahon and the inner-workings of WWE on the 25th anniversary of WrestleMania, one of the biggest entertainment events in the United States (April 14);
· Danger in the Air – an E:60 exclusive investigation of air quality in ice hockey and ice skating rinks across the country and the potential risks to young hockey players and figure skaters (April 14);
· Coach – the story of Don Meyer, 64-year-old basketball coach of Division II Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., whose life took a tragic turn while he was on the cusp of surpassing Bob Knight for the most basketball wins in the NCAA Men’s Basketball history (April 14);
· Some of the other stories in the next flight of shows are in-depth profiles of Kim Ng, the Los Angeles Dodgers assistant general manager; NHL’s Washington Capitols Alexander Ovechkin; Dewey Tomko, golf’s top hustler; the fall of former Dallas Cowboy Dwayne Goodrich; a look at the NCAA Eligibility Office which handles foreign players; a look at the lucrative life of professional video gamers; and more.
Over 24 original episodes, E:60 and its award-winning stable of correspondents – Tom Farrey, Rachel Nichols, Lisa Salters, Jeremy Schaap and Michael Smith – and an equally honored executive production team, have unearthed enterprising stories.
Highlights of past E:60 stories:
· Ray of Hope – how Jason Ray (the student who dressed as the University of North Carolina mascot) gave new life to many as an organ donor;
· The Good Son – the story of redemption and forgiveness between NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade and his mother, Pastor Jolinda Wade;
· Justice Intercepted – an examination of how the reputation of a powerhouse high school football team in Miami may have led adults to look the other way when faced with allegations of player misconduct;
· Walk On – how 30-year-old D.J. Gregory, born with cerebral palsy, lived every golf fan’s dream by walking every hole – of every round – at every PGA Tour golf tournament in 2008;
· Violated – an E:60 exclusive investigation of how, despite USA Gymnastics’ efforts to keep pedophile coaches out of the nation’s gymnasiums, child molesters are still finding ways to beat the system to gain access to kids;
· Homecourt – an illustrative story about a basketball league in downtown Los Angeles’ skid row run by the Union Rescue Mission so the homeless can learn how to repair their broken lives through teamwork;
· Baby Bullfighters – the story of 14-year-old Spanish matador Jairo Miguel as he returns to the ring in Mexico after being gored by a bull;
· Lost Boy – Macharia Yuot’s (one of the 20,000 Sudanese children who were forced to flee their war-torn country) trek through refugee camps to his new country of refuge in the U.S., a country he now trains to represent in the Olympics;
· Heart of a Warrior – how University of Hawaii football assistant coach Brian Kajiyama, born with cerebral palsy, was removed from a program he so loved after a change in the program’s coaching staff;
· Fielder’s Choice – in an E:60 exclusive interview, former Major League Baseball slugger Cecil Fielder divulges why he is estranged from his son and MLB star Prince Fielder; and more.
Click here for all E:60 features.
— 30 —