Tuesday, October 16, 2007
I'm not sure where Jeremy Schapp's Bull Fighting Story falls into this lineup because its not in the release (perhaps it's another episode), but here's the rundown for the first episode of ESPN's Newsmagazine E:60....
Ray of Hope: A story on the UNC student who dressed as the Mascot for Basketball games and was killed during the NCAA Tournament last year.
In "Ray of Hope," E:60 correspondent Lisa Salters and ESPN.com reporter Wayne Drehs accompany Ray's parents as they travel from North Carolina to New Jersey to meet four recipients of their son's organs and try to come to terms with Jason's gift.Justice Intercepted: A story about a sex scandal involving Nation High School Football Powerhouse Miami Northwestern.
E:60 correspondent Tom Farrey examines how the reputation of a powerhouse football team may have led adults to look the other way. The story includes the first media interview with the girl’s mother.Fielders Choice: A piece on Cecil Fielder and his relationship with his son Prince.
In a revealing exclusive interview with correspondent Jeremy Schaap for E:60, the older Fielder divulges why he is estranged from his son and how, in turn, it has affected his relationship with his grand kids – Prince’s children.Wow those are some harsh words there. Don't forget to check out Bill Simmons' "Andy Rooney Like" spot most likely at the end of the show as well. Tonight at 7pm.
“I will never, ever go to a baseball game to see my son play. I ain’t going. I will watch him play, but I ain’t going. Because, that was probably the worst thing that I have ever dealt with on the baseball field or at a ballpark. My son, this kid that I raised in baseball, telling me to leave the ballpark. I ain’t never going. Until he grows up enough to talk to me like a man, I ain’t going.” (ESPN Press Release)
(P.S.- Is anyone else upset that Rachel Nichols isn't involved in the premier?)