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June 29, 2012
ESPN Deportes’ Prime-Time Newsmagazine E:60 Returns for Second Season
The new season of E:60 debuts July 3, delivering exclusively produced, investigative features and cutting-edge stories in the world of sports
ESPN Deportes’ E:60, the first sports newsmagazine on Spanish-language primetime television in the U.S. returns for its second season on Tuesday, July 3 at 9 p.m. ET. The riveting series offers exclusive, never-before-seen features, profiles of intriguing sports personalities and innovative stories in the sports world.
Following the format of ESPN domestic’s multi-themed, Emmy Award-winning program of the same name, the second season of E:60 will present a total of five one-hour weekly editions from July 3 – July 31. E:60 features hosts José Ramón Fernández, David Faitelson and Jorge Ramos and a renowned team of reporters including Fernando Palomo, Fernando Schwartz, Guillermo Celis, Carolina Guillen and Martin Ainstein.
To preview the season premiere:
This season of E:60 on ESPN Deportes includes stories such as:
- An E:60 ESPN Deportes investigation that takes you inside the world of match fixing in international soccer. The story travelled to several countries to discover how the biggest problem facing the sport today operates.
- The miraculous recovery of Salvador Cabañas and his return to professional football after being shot in the head at a Mexico City nightclub in 2010.
“…he pulled out his gun and put it to my head and said, ‘you think I’m not going to kill you?’ I said, ‘I don’t know, I don’t know if you will,” said Cabañas. “Why should I be scared?’ He said, ‘because I am pointing a gun at you.’ Then I said, ‘no, I’m not scared of you’ and that’s when the guy shot me.”
- Qatar’s Aspire Academy is the largest soccer academy in the world and under the leadership of Josep Colomer, the man responsible for discovering Lionel Messi, hopes to make Qatar a soccer powerhouse in time for the 2022 World Cup.
- The case of Puerto Rican basketball hero Jose “Piculin” Ortiz who was just released from prison after his arrest by Federal agents for charges related to the growing problem drug trafficking on the island. The story looks at his career and the events that led to his downfall.
“I definitely think so, I think the drug game, which is not a game, must be defeated. You must overcome it. You have to win with will and determination, regardless of what anyone says or will say. I know it can be defeated,” said Piculin.
- A profile of Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo “Memo” Ochoa and his new life with French club Ajaccio.
“I dedicated myself to training, to working and to be mentally prepared, right? You know you aren’t going to play, but you have to make the best of it,” said Ochoa. “It’s not up to you; it’s not your decision. I never knew why, I don’t know why, nor can I say why, but I concentrated on training…”
- Leryn Franco is one of the most beautiful women in Latin America and just happens to be an Olympic athlete who will compete in the London Olympics representing Paraguay.
- An investigation with Fernando Palomo across several countries exploring the highly controversial soccer match-fixing business.
- The story behind the true cost of boxing economics
To gather a well-rounded journalist report, ESPN Deportes’ crew visited ten different countries: Qatar, Senegal, El Salvador, Canada, France, Paraguay, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Spain and Puerto Rico.
E:60 is a culturally relevant show that takes us inside the world of sports and beyond the headlines gathering footage and access into people’s lives, stories and subcultures that the public may have otherwise never seen or heard of. Each episode will include one main story produced exclusively for ESPN Deportes, along with segments previously featured on E:60.
E:60 is produced by a team of seasoned and award-winning documentary producers. The content is distributed across multiple ESPN Deportes platforms, including ESPNdeportes.com, ESPN Deportes Radio, ESPN Deportes La Revista and ESPN Deportes Movil.
The show premieres on ESPN Deportes Tuesday, July 2 at 9 p.m. ET.