via press release:
E:60’s Fall 2012 Season Premiere: Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN
Emmy Award-Winning Series’ 11-Week Run Longest Since 2008
August 23, 2012
ESPN’s award-winning news magazine, E:60, makes its Fall 2012 season premiere Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. ET with an episode that showcases features on “Megatron” (Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson); Rutgers’ Jamil Pollard, the first recruit to commit to Penn State in the wake of the Sandusky scandal; and U.S. Women’s soccer goalkeeper and two-time Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo.
Embarking on its sixth season, E:60 continues to innovate long-form storytelling, enterprise reporting and production technique.
Highlights from E:60’s first five years and upcoming season.
For its fall line-up, E:60 features superstar athlete profiles including Calvin Johnson, Justin Verlander, Hope Solo, Rob Gronkowski, Matt Kemp, Ray Lewis, Victor Cruz, Darrelle Revis, Chris Bosh, Justin Tuck, Matthew Stafford, LeSean McCoy, and Georges St. Pierre. In its investigative mode, E:60 looks into concussions and catastrophic injury insurance at the high school level. At the intersection of sports and medicine are stories about a kidney transplant, Huntington’s Disease, Down Syndrome and liver cancer.
Fall Highlights of E:60
|Date (7 p.m. ET)||Scheduled stories include*|
|Tue. Aug. 28||Calvin Johnson, Hope Solo|
|Wed. Sept. 5 #||Eli Manning|
|Tue. Sept. 11||Ray Lewis, Matt Kemp|
|Tue, Sept. 18||Victor Cruz, Justin Verlander|
|Tue. Sept. 25||Rob Gronkowski|
|Tue, Oct. 2||Brandon Marshall, Justin Tuck|
|Tue, Oct. 9||Darrelle Revis|
|Tue, Oct.16||Steve Smith, Chris Bosh|
|Tue. Oct. 23||Matthew Stafford|
|Tue. Oct. 30||Vernon Davis, Georges St. Pierre|
|Tue. Nov. 6||LeSean McCoy|
*Air dates & stories subject to change
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Critically acclaimed, E:60’s list of awards in 2012 included a Sports Emmy in the Short Feature category (“Together”) along with seven nominations; two Edward R. Murrow Awards, for Outstanding Sports Reporting (“Angel in the Outfield: the Christina Taylor Green Story”) and Audio Sports Reporting (“Hero: The Paco Rodriguez Story”); The NABJ Award for Outstanding Sports Reporting (“Philly Stakes”); A PRISM Award (“The Wrestler: Scott Hall”); and captured first (“Dead Solid Perfect”), second (“The Wrestler”), and third place (“Hero”) in the Features, Sports or Human Interest category and third place (“Night Mare”) in Investigative Reporting category of the National Headliners Awards. E:60 has received more National Sports Emmy Nominations (20) in the past three years than any show in sports television.
E:60’s veteran team of reporters features Chris Connelly, Rachel Nichols, Tom Rinaldi, Lisa Salters and Jeremy Schaap. 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.