Tuesday at 7 p.m. on ESPN
E:60 (Tuesday, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN) will conclude its Fall 2010 season with stories from India, Italy and Pennsylvania. The award-winning ESPN newsmagazine will return with original episodes in the Spring of 2011.
Cricket in Bhopal
E:60’s Emmy Award-winning correspondent Jeremy Schaap travelled to India to tell the story of “The Children of Bhopal,” the innocent victims of the worst industrial tragedy in the world. On December 2, 1984 a toxic gas leak at the Union Carbide facility killed about 15,000 people and injured several thousand more.
E:60’s Schaap documents the exploits of Italian Roberta Mancino, the hottest extreme adventure athlete and fashion model, as she B.A.S.E.-jumped off the Italian Alps and flew around some of the world’s tallest-buildings in wing suits.
Afflicted by one of the rarest genetic diseases in the world called Progeria (prematurely old), Josiah Viera is just twenty seven inches tall and weighs fifteen pounds. Tom Rinaldi tells the story of Josiah’s dream to play on an organized baseball team in his hometown of Hegins, Pa.
Veterans Day Special from World War II Museum in New Orleans
Outside the Lines (Sunday, 9 a.m., ESPN)
The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap (Friday, 10 p.m., ESPN Radio)
Bob Ley will host Sunday’s Veterans Day special from the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, and present an essay on major league baseball players who served during World War II. Additionally, Chris Connelly will tell the story of the nine-hole American Lake Veterans Golf Course outside Tacoma, Wash., the country’s first course specifically designed for disabled war veterans. The feature includes an interview with Jack Nicklaus, who expresses his affection for the course and veterans, for whom he is designing a back nine, and re-designing the existing nine holes, for free.
Kevin Bush of Fort Wayne, Ind. spent three and a half years in the Army dreaming about playing for his home-state Hoosiers. However, two years ago, while on patrol in Iraq, Bush and his crew could have been killed when their truck hit a land mine. They escaped with minor injuries, and Bush finished his tour of duty, continuing a strict training regimen and focusing on football. When he returned to Indiana this fall, the 25-year-old sophomore joined the Hoosiers as a walk on and is currently a key contributor at defensive end. Tom Rinaldi reports.
The day Fran Crippen died had the disorienting quality of a mirage for those who loved him. Oceans apart, from the Gulf of Oman shorefront where his lifeless body was lifted from the warm water and at the six-lane, 25-yard pool in suburban Philadelphia where he first learned to be a winner, people tried to grasp what had happened. Bonnie D. Ford writes for ESPN.com.
Twenty-eight year old Lorena Ochoa, the number-one ranked female golfer in the world for more than three years (April 2007-May 2010) shocked many when she announced her retirement last spring. And while the Mexican-born Ochoa prepares to host and play in her Lorena Ochoa Invitational November 11-14, a new annual LPGA event, she says no matter how well she plays on her original home course at the Guadalajara Country Club, she won’t return to the LPGA. What does lie ahead for her is her own foundation, which her Invitational benefits, the high school she recently inaugurated, a book that will tell her story, golf course ventures and maternity.
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