Press Release

Posted by Dan Quinn on September 30, 2011

E:60’s Fifth Season Debuts Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN

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Most ambitious season yet; Shows to have Tuesday and Wednesday time slots

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(Above, a discussion of the upcoming season with E:60′s executive producer Andy Tennant and clips from Ickey Woods and Nnamdi Asomugha features)

ESPN’s award-winning news magazine, E:60 makes its Fall debut on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. ET with a show that includes features on last off-season’s most sought-after NFL free agent, Nnamdi Asomugha; former Cincinnati Bengal, Ickey Woods; and famed female boxer Christy Martin, for the first time talking about the attack that almost killed her.

It is the first of an unprecedented eight-episode run over six weeks that will take viewers from the frozen tundra of Green Bay (Aaron Rodgers) to the desert of Bahrain (feature on imprisoned national team soccer players). From the redemption of ex-Red Sox scapegoat Bill Buckner to the tragic collapse of wrestler Scott Hall, E:60 continues its tradition of telling the best stories in sports, stories not seen anywhere else on TV.

Date (8 p.m. ET) Scheduled stories include*
Wed, Oct 5 Nnamdi Asomugha, Ickey Woods, Christy Martin, Making of ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue”
Tue, Oct 11 Aaron Rodgers, Casey Therriault, History of the Gatorade shower
Wed, Oct 12 Arian Foster, Philadelphia’s Cowtown polo champions, “I Sing the Body Electric” presented by the athletes in ESPN the Magazine “Body Issue”
Tue, Oct 18 Santonio Holmes, DeMarcus Ware, Nation’s oldest college football player
Wed, Oct 19 Patrick Willis, Scott Hall, Dwight Gooden, Auburn/Alabama documentary excerpt
Tue, Oct 25 Ray Rice, DeSean Jackson, Bill Buckner, George St, Pierre
Tue, Nov 1 Risk Show – Top 10 risk taking athletes/sports
Tue, Nov 8 Randall Cunningham, Investgation of imprisoned athletes in Bahrain

*Air dates & stories subject to change

Notable. . .

  • Reporters for E:60 include Jeremy Schaap, Lisa Salters, Michael Smith, Rachel Nichols, Tom Rinaldi, Chris Connelly, Jeffri Chadiha and Tom Friend
  • Special focus on NFL stories, many of which will also air across ESPN’s NFL programming

Quotable. . .

“Long form journalism is largely ignored by most outlets. We’re fortunate enough to be able to let our features breath and the result is unparalleled story-telling from uniquely talented producers and reporters.” – Andy Tennant, ESPN executive producer of E:60

Links and Resources:

E:60 Homepage; E:60 Production Notes Blog ; E:60 on Twitter; E:60 on Facebook ; E:60 Media Kit

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