For TV viewers seeking an escape from Tuesday's mid-term election coverage, the next installment of ESPN’s “30 for 30” series will focus on the career of Marion Jones.
The former UNC track and basketball standout said the program, which is scheduled to air Tuesday at 8 p.m., was produced by John Singleton, whose movie “Boyz n the Hood” was nominated for an Oscar.
“I saw a screening [Tuesday] in New York. It’s a strong, honest look at my journey,” Jones said Wednesday during a trip to Chapel Hill for a speaking engagement.
Jones won five medals the 2000 Olympics but eventually served six months in prison for lying to investigators during a steroids probe.
The “30 for 30” documentary series is a part of ESPN’s 30th birthday observance.