"E:60": Deanna Favre, Carlos And Cece Boozer, And Manny Pacquiao

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Features on the Oct. 28 (7pm ET) edition of ESPN’s sports newsmagazine series E:60:

Deanna Favre For nearly two decades, Brett Favre has lived in the media spotlight, but the last nine months in particular played out like a daily soap opera. Deanna Favre is the woman behind the bright lights and the press clippings. In an E:60 exclusive, her first national television interview since her husband was traded to the New York Jets, correspondent Rachel Nichols sits down with the one person who knows Brett best. Deanna discusses what it was like to watch her husband throw his last pass in a Packers uniform; what she really thought when Brett announced his retirement in March; what it was like to watch the back and forth struggle between Brett and the Packers; how she felt after the decision was finally made to move on; and her life as a cancer survivor.

To Save a Son To Utah Jazz forward Carlos Boozer, the most difficult challenge he’s had to face in life has not been on the basketball court, but the debilitating illness that threatened the life of his infant son, Carmani. In an E:60 exclusive with correspondent Lisa Salters, the Boozers (Carlos and his wife Cece) reveal the depth of the emotional roller coaster they rode in 2006 and 2007 after their first son, Carmani, was diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, sickle cell anemia, which he inherited from them. Carmani’s treatment has required a bone marrow transplant, but after no compatible matches could be found, the Boozers took an unusual step to save their son.

Manny Pacquiao: Pride of the Philippines Manny Pacquiao is currently the WBC lightweight champion. The 29-year-old boxer from the Philippines was the former WBC super featherweight champion, IBF super bantamweight champion and WBC flyweight champion. Pacquiao is the first Filipino and Asian boxer to win four world titles in different weight divisions. He was named The Ring magazine pound-for-pound top boxer in the world in June 2008. But the fortunes of this erstwhile unknown fighter may change as most boxing insiders predict he’ll upend the “Golden Boy” of boxing, Oscar De La Hoya, in what has been billed as “The Battle of Boxing’s Best” in Las Vegas, Dec. 6. E:60 correspondent Jeremy Schaap sits down with Pacquiao to address his career, and growing up on the poor streets to become an icon in his nation.

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