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Part 1: Countdown to Christmas Eve’s ‘SportsCenter Presents: 2020 – Heroes, History and Hope’

A three-hour SportsCenter special looks at a year like no other and Front Row looks back at its own remarkable storytelling efforts

EDITOR’S NOTE: Debuting Christmas Eve (8 p.m. ET,  ESPN), SportsCenter Presents: 2020 – Heroes, History and Hope is a three-hour presentation hosted by Jeremy Schaap and Lisa Salters. Guiding viewers on a journey like no other, during a year like no other, the special is divided into three, one-hour programs, grouped into larger subject areas of: Heroes, History and Hope.

Each day this week, Front Row shares its own content pertaining to those universal themes. Today, we honor the Heroes who graced our presence and our pages. TOMORROW: History.

Wednesday’s series conclusion will be accompanied by Front Row’s pictorial special: “Visions of 2020 – What ESPN Journalists Learned.” Be sure to visit ESPN Press Room for the company’s historical document: ESPN, INC.: 2020 IN REVIEW.

HEROES

ESPN event director Aladdin Freeman gets creative with a workout during his free time within the Top Rank bubble at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Read more about his story in Moving Ahead In The Action. (Aladdin Freeman/ESPN)

MOVING AHEAD IN THE ACTION

ESPN’S MULTICULTURAL WOMEN’S NETWORK

SENIOR NIGHT

Read more about crewing coordinator Danielle Lee and other members of ESPN’s Multicultural Women’s Network. (Melissa Rawlins/ESPN Images)

BEST OF FR 2020: TOP 5 VIMEO VIDEOS

1. THE JUMP: LIVE FROM HOME

2. SC FEATURED: “SAVING THE TENEMENT” (TRIBUTE TO KOBE BRYANT)

3. COLLEGE GAMEDAY PREVIEW: USC/ALABAMA – 50 YEARS LATER

4. THE UNDEFEATED PRESENTS:TIGER WOODS

5. SC FEATURED SILVER BULLETS TRAILER

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