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Ten Pieces on Consecutive Nights of ESPN’s E:60, Oct. 18-19 Stories on Rising from Poverty, Falling into Addiction, a Traditional Rivalry & More.
October 13, 2011 The autumn series of ESPN’s award-winning news magazine E:60 continues Tuesday (7 p.m. ET) and Wednesday (8 p.m.), Oct. 18-19 with pieces on Santonio Holmes, Scott Hall, Patrick Willis and Dwight Gooden, among others, as well as an emotional account of a near-death experience impacting the lives of newlywed bicyclists.
E:60 TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2011
Santonio Holmes has made his mark on the field with the Pittsburgh Steelers and now, the New York Jets. Holmes and his oldest son share a potentially deadly inheritance, a disease that has linked the two for life. Rachel Nichols reports for E:60 on how the New York Jets Captain is turning a seemingly negative situation into an opportunity to become a better father, a better player and a better person.
Tim Delgado has always had two passions: cycling and medicine. He made the first his hobby and the second his career. When he met Alison, who shared those passions, she quickly became a best friend, cycling partner, and eventually his wife. But last fall, Tim Delgado’s world fell apart when his passions — cycling, medicine and Alison — all came crashing together in a way he could have never imagined. E:60 tells the story of Tim Delgado’s fight to keep what he loves most alive.
E:60 talks to Dallas Cowboys’ linebacker DeMarcus Ware and his wife about their struggles to start a family. Ware reveals the frustration, disappointment and emptiness he and his wife Taniqua endured during three failed pregnancies in a story of family, perseverance and unconditional love. E:60’s Michael Smith profiles this leader of America’s Team and chronicles Ware’s compelling quest to become the type of father he never knew.
Alan Moore is 61 years old and plays college football at Faulkner College. He is living the dorm life with students one-third his age, and where last month he became the oldest person to score a point in a college football game. E:60’s Lisa Salters chronicles Moore’s incredible journey that is a testament to never giving up on your dreams.
E:60 WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2011
E:60 profiles Patrick Willis, whom many consider the best linebacker in the NFL. At an early age, Willis was forced to provide for his siblings in the face of extreme poverty and beatings and neglect by an abusive father. He found his escape on the football field and eventually settled in with a foster family that helped turn his life around. E:60’s Jeff Chadiha goes with Willis to the Tennessee hometown where the four-time Pro Bowler’s harrowing journey began.
At the height of professional wrestling in the 90’s, Scott Hall was a superstar — adored by millions, his name chanted by adoring fans. Today, he has hit rock bottom. E:60 follows his descent from superstar to a broken man battling health issues, alcoholism and drug addiction, but still trying to hold on to the glory he once found in the ring.
The venomous and consuming in-state college football rivalry that is Alabama-Auburn. E:60 provides a glimpse of an unpredictable and unforgettable journey told through the eyes of the school’s Hall of Fame icons, the controversial figures that launched this rivalry into the national spotlight and the rabidly passionate fans.
For the first time on television, Dwight Gooden gives intimate and shocking details about how his life spiraled out of control after the New York Mets’ 1986 World Series victory. Famously, Gooden was absent for the Mets tickertape parade in New York the next day. He has always maintained he overslept, until this exclusive interview with E:60’s Jeremy Schaap. Gooden also talks about his stint on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, his Yankees’ no-hitter, and his relationship with former Mets teammate Darryl Strawberry.
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