Ben Affleck, President Obama & More Set for ESPN's Boston Marathon Special Tonight
ESPN's award-winning news magazine show, E:60, will make its Spring 2014 premiere tonight, April 15 (7 p.m. ET on ESPN) with "E:60 Presents Dream On: Stories from Boston's Strongest," a special hour dedicated to the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.
The show, hosted by award-winning journalist Bob Woodruff of E:60 and ABC News, will present five stories of survivors, narrated by celebrity voices of Boston including Academy-award winner Ben Affleck and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. The program also includes a special message from President Barack Obama.
At 2:49 p.m, on April 15, 2013, as scores of spectators cheered on the Boston Marathon runners approaching the finish line, two hand-made bombs exploded. In a split second, the lives of hundreds of people were forever changed. One year later, E:60 presents a special program remembering the lives lost and paying tribute to those who survived, their journeys of perseverance, courage, strength and love in the past twelve months.
Watch a preview below:
In addition, the show will feature a one-of-a-kind appearance from Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry who, along with the Southern California Children's Chorus, perform a powerful version of "Dream On," specifically arranged for the show:
E:60 is nominated for six Sports Emmy Awards, with winners to be announced Tuesday, May 6.