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Part 2: 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 History ESPN chronicled in 2020 via innovative production methods from various locales: its Bristol, Conn., studios, employees’ homes and even The Walt Disney Wide World Of Sports Complex. Below is a small sampling of 2020 coverage milestones. TOMORROW: HOPE. MONDAY: HEROES

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 Be sure to visit ESPN Press Room for the company’s historical document: ESPN, INC.: 2020 IN REVIEW.

HISTORY


KOBE BRYANT


COVID-19


SOCIAL JUSTICE


30 for 30: “THE LAST DANCE”


KOREAN BASEBALL


WNBA DRAFT


NFL DRAFT


MLS


NBA RESTART IN THE ORLANDO BUBBLE, NBA PLAYOFFS, FINALS, DRAFT


COLLEGE FOOTBALL


NFL


THE MASTERS


BEST OF FR: MOST POPULAR STORIES PUBLISHED IN 2020

1. The Cornettes Make ESPN Radio History As First Married Couple To Host Show

2.“The Willy Wonkas of Graphics” – ESPN’s Creative Services Team Works Their Work-From-Home Magic with New College Football Graphics and Animation

3. ESPN Remembers Vaughn McClure, Atlanta Falcons NFL Nation Reporter

4. Full Home-Court Press: The Jump Becomes ESPN’s First Show Produced Entirely From Crew’s Cribs

5. ‘Ray Ray, Fahmarr, and I stayed in touch for a few years after the piece. I have always been their biggest fan’

From Front Row’s “Full Home-Court Press” post: Remote Operations Associate Manager Jarrett Baker monitors a rehearsal and keeps an eye on the kids. (Jarrett Baker/ESPN)
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