While the season premiere of newsmagazine E:60 won't air in HD until April 12, a segment featuring Jeremy Schaap and the fastest knife thrower in the world will air shortly on ESPN 3D. Set for 6:40 p.m., apparently since E:60 was the first show of its type in HD, they decided to jump on the 3D train as well. One of the big questions about 3D has been whether or not it can add anything to genres outside of movies, nature documentaries and large events, this would appear to be one of the first tests.

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ESPN 3D to Air First 3D Feature Story March 17: The Great Throwdini
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After more than 90 live events aired on ESPN 3D, the network will debut its first feature piece on Thursday, March 17, at 6:40 p.m. with "The Great Throwdini." The piece, produced by E:60 and hosted by Jeremy Schaap, focuses on the fastest knife thrower in the world. The feature will debut in 3D and subsequently air in high definition on E:60's season premier Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m.

"E:60 was the first newsmagazine in HD and we wanted to be the first of its kind to be in 3D," said Robert Abbott, senior coordinating producer. "Nothing maximizes the 3D technology and the viewer's experience more than having someone throw knives right at you."

Photos of Jeremy Schaap on the Wheel of Death are available.

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ESPN 3D airs its first news story tonight with E:60