ESPN will be reviving an interview series when they bring Up Close with Sage Steele to ESPN+ starting tomorrow.
- Up Close was an interview series that ran on ESPN from 1981 to 2001.
- The series was originally hosted by Roy Firestone. Chris Myers took over in 1994 before being replaced by Gary Miller, who hosted until the show wrapped up in 2001.
- ESPN+ shared a video that both showcases the history of the series and looks ahead to its revival:
"Up Close" is back ?
Now hosted by @sagesteele, who will showcase the biggest stories on the biggest athletes in sports.
— ESPN+ (@ESPNPlus) June 29, 2021
- Now, the show will be revived with Sage Steele hosting.
- The premiere episode will debut on ESPN+ tomorrow, June 30, with Steele interviewing Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.
- After Prescott, the series will continue with Steele showcasing the biggest storied and best athletes in sports.
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