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E:60 to Launch Five-Week Run of Original Storytelling This Fall

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New Line-up Features Exclusive NFL Profiles, Investigative Reporting and More

The most decorated show in sports television is back.

After winning a record number of awards in 2015, including three Sports Emmys, an Edward R. Murrow Award, a Television Academy Honor and the RFK Award for Journalism, E:60 returns for its fall season on Wednesday, October 7th on ESPN at 8pm ET.

For five weeks ESPN’s primetime newsmagazine, will present the best stories in sports through its unique blend of profiles, investigative reports, and human interest features. The exclusive profiles on tap will include some of football’s biggest stars: Houston Texans All-Pro J.J. Watt, Super Bowl hero Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots, reigning NFC sack leader Connor Barwin of the Philadelphia Eagles, and Aaron Rodgers’ top target on the Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb. The season will also have a rare, inside look at the champions of one of the richest, and newest, competitions in sports – ESports video-gaming. This summer The Evil Geniuses, winners of the International Dota 2 Championship, took home a prize purse of $6.6 million.

The E:60 Fall 2015 premiere episode on October 7th will include the following stories:

  • LeVeon Bell. A profile of the reigning AFC rushing champion. Granted exclusive access, correspondent Lisa Salters tells the story of how a boy from Ohio became the Pittsburgh Steelers’ next great running back and how the biggest mistake of his young life threatened to derail an NFL dream. TRAILER: http://bit.ly/1JGCw69
  • Justice for Jonathan. Before Ferguson. Before Baltimore. Before the national media reported on the rash of shootings of African-American males by police, there was former Florida A&M football player Jonathan Ferrell. In the early morning hours of September 14, 2013, 24-year-old Ferrell was shot and killed by a white police officer in Charlotte, NC. Ferrell had been unarmed and was seeking assistance after a car accident. The police officer who shot him was put on trial for voluntary manslaughter this summer. But the end result was not what anyone had hoped for. E:60’s Lisa Salters reports on the events leading to the death of Jonathan Ferrell, the unprecedented trial and what’s next for the city of Charlotte.  TRAILER: http://bit.ly/1RiR5D8
  • Plus, Silent Night Lights. The remarkable story of a deaf high-school football team in Northern California that doesn’t just overcome, they overpower. TRAILER: http://bit.ly/1KUqkjU

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