On the heels of an unprecedented month of accolades, ESPN’s award winning news magazine, E:60, returns for a special month of stories on ESPN Tuesday, July 21 at 8 p.m. ET. The series will continue to deliver impactful, timely original pieces that transcend sports, beginning with a special edition of E:60 Reports with Jeremy Schaap – Game of Thrones, The Rise and Fall of Sepp Blatter. The E:60 report on May 12th was at the forefront of the biggest global sports story of 2015 – the FIFA scandal and resignation of Sepp Blatter as President.
E:60’s commitment to journalistic excellence has been recognized by just about every award the industry has to offer. In 2015, E:60 has won three Sports Emmys, the Television Academy Honors, a NAMIC Vision Award, a PRISM Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, and an the RFK Award for Journalism – a first for ESPN. From investigative and human interest stories to in-depth athlete profiles, E:60, for the past 8 years, has told stories that show why sports matter.
In addition to E:60’s one-hour report on the FIFA scandal and the rise and fall of Sepp Blatter, this summer will also feature the powerful story of Chris Singleton, a division-one baseball player whose mother, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton was killed in the Charleston, South Carolina church massacre on June 17, 2015. Chris and his family spoke exclusively with award winning E:60 and ABC correspondent Bob Woodruff.
In the E:60 summer line-up, NFL profiles include Dallas Cowboys, All Pro Jason Witten, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans, the newest Miami Dolphin Ndamukong Suh and Heisman Trophy candidate, Ezekiel Elliott of the Ohio State Buckeyes and one of the most misunderstood bad boys within the league – DeAngelo Hall.
E:60 Summer Show Line-Up
Tues., July 21 (8pm) ESPN
Tues., July 28 (8pm ET) ESPN
Tues., Aug. 4 (9pm ET) ESPN
Tues., Aug. 11 (8pm ET) ESPN
Tues., Aug. 18 (8pm ET) ESPN
E:60 continues to innovate long-form storytelling, enterprise reporting and production technique. E:60’s veteran team of reporters contributing to E:60 include Jeremy Schaap, Lisa Salters, Tom Rinaldi, Chris Connelly, and Jeffri Chadiha. E:60 is led by Executive Producer Andy Tennant and Coordinating Producer Michael Baltierra. Since 2007 E:60 has reported from Kenya, Sudan, India, Dominican Republic, Morocco, Mexico, Senegal, Philippines, Netherlands, Haiti, Costa Rica, South Africa, Ukraine, Serbia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Panama, Liberia, and the Middle East.
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