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PBS’ ‘Frontline,’ ESPN’s ‘Outside The Lines’ Partnering To Investigate NFL Concussions

PBS longform journalism series “Frontline” and ESPN’s investigative series “Outside The Lines” are partnering up to investigate concussions in the NFL.

The series kicks off today with a segment on “Outside The lines” at 3 PM, focusing on the career and death of Hall of Famer Mike Webster. Online companion stories and podcasts will be available on the ESPN and “Frontline” websites, including “Concussion Watch,” a website which will track each confirmed concussion during this year’s NFL season.

The partnership will culminate in Fall, 2013 with a “Frontline” documentary on the subejct, as well as a book written by ESPN reporters Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada.

“’Frontline’ has been distinguished by high-quality investigative reporting for many years,” said Vince Doria, ESPN’s senior VP and director of news in a statement. “For ESPN and ‘Outside The Lines’ to partner with the unit on such an important story, and to bring two of our strongest enterprise reporters to the effort, is a rare opportunity, and we believe it will result in some ground-breaking work.”

More information here.

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