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30 for 30

The documentary series focuses on notable sports happenings. 

Crew:
Ray Liotta (Narrator), Michael Rapaport (Narrator), Chuck D. (Narrator), John Dower (Director), Zak Levitt (Director), Ezra Edelman (Director), Nanette Burstein (Director), Jeff Zimbalist (Director), Michael Zimbalist (Director), Jason Hehir (Director), Brian Koppelman (Director), David Levien (Director), Kevin Connolly (Director), Sam George (Director), Daniel h. Forer (Director), Eric Drath (Director), Ken Rodgers (Director), Jonathan Hock (Director), Michael Bonfiglio (Director), Fritz Mitchell (Director), Coodie Simmons (Director), Chike Ozah (Director), Maura Mandt (Director), Josh Swade (Director), Daniel Gordon (Director), Billy Corben (Director), John Singleton (Director), Cruz Angeles (Director), Rory Karpf (Director), Steve Nash (Director), Ezra Holland (Director), Barbara Kopple (Director), Lisa Lax (Director), Nancy Winters (Director), Lisa Lax (Producer), Nancy Winters (Producer)

3/26/15
07:30 PM
"No Mas"  Two fighters established a captivating rivalry. Their pair of bouts within a span of just over five months in 1980 had all the trappings of instant classics. Sugar Ray Leonard versus Roberto Duran.  (Repeat) ESPN2
3/27/15
07:30 AM
"Playing for the Mob"  Mobster Henry Hill once helped to orchestrate the fixing of Boston College basketball games.  (Repeat) ESPNU
3/27/15
11:00 PM
"The Band That Wouldn't Die"  Filmmaker Barry Levinson uses the Baltimore Colts' 1984 move to Indianapolis to document how a fan base copes with losing a team.  (Repeat) ESPNCL
3/27/15
11:00 PM
"When the Garden Was Eden"  An examination of the New York Knicks during their NBA championship runs in the 1970s.  (Repeat) MSG
3/28/15
12:00 AM
"Fernando Nation"  Director Cruz Angeles documents the euphoria surrounding Fernando Valenzuela's arrival in the major leagues and probes a phenomenon that transcended baseball for many Mexican-Americans. Fernando Valenzuela shares his perspective on this unique time.  (Repeat) ESPNCL
3/28/15
03:30 AM
"Survive and Advance"  North Carolina State, coached by Jim Valvano, was a huge underdog in the 1983 NCAA Final vs. top-ranked Houston - resulting in one of the greatest college basketball upsets ever.  (Repeat) ESPN2
3/28/15
05:00 AM
"The Band That Wouldn't Die"  Filmmaker Barry Levinson uses the Baltimore Colts' 1984 move to Indianapolis to document how a fan base copes with losing a team.  (Repeat) ESPNCL
3/28/15
05:30 AM
"Requiem for the Big East"  A recollection of the original Big East Conference, from its simple beginnings and regional rivalries to its national prominence as one of the most successful college basketball leagues, and how it ended up fighting for its survival.  (Repeat) ESPN2
3/28/15
07:30 AM
"I Hate Christian Laettner"  Director Rory Karpf, through interviews with former players and rivals as well as Laettner himself, explores why this former Duke star was, and still is, so disliked.  (Repeat) ESPN2
3/28/15
12:00 PM
"Fernando Nation"  Director Cruz Angeles documents the euphoria surrounding Fernando Valenzuela's arrival in the major leagues and probes a phenomenon that transcended baseball for many Mexican-Americans. Fernando Valenzuela shares his perspective on this unique time.  (Repeat) ESPNCL
30 for 30

Premise
As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, ESPN looks back at notable sports happenings that occurred from 1979 to 2009 with this documentary series featuring 30 films from some of Hollywood's finest directors and producers. Peter Berg, Barry Levinson, John Singleton, Spike Jonze, Dan Klores, Barbara Kopple, Ron Shelton and Albert Maysles are among the filmmakers involved, and the stories told include the shocking trade of Wayne Gretzky in 1988, the Baltimore Colts' nighttime move in 1984, Reggie Miller's rivalry with the New York Knicks, the death of Len Bias in 1986, a profile of George Steinbrenner and his family business, and a look at Michael Jordan's attempt at a baseball career. A new series of 30 films premiered in October 2012 with ``Broke,'' about the challenges athletes face in managing their money.

Crew:
Ray Liotta (Narrator) , Michael Rapaport (Narrator) , Chuck D. (Narrator) , John Dower (Director) , Zak Levitt (Director) , Ezra Edelman (Director) , Nanette Burstein (Director) , Jeff Zimbalist (Director) , Michael Zimbalist (Director) , Jason Hehir (Director) , Brian Koppelman (Director) , David Levien (Director) , Kevin Connolly (Director) , Sam George (Director) , Daniel h. Forer (Director) , Eric Drath (Director) , Ken Rodgers (Director) , Jonathan Hock (Director) , Michael Bonfiglio (Director) , Fritz Mitchell (Director) , Coodie Simmons (Director) , Chike Ozah (Director) , Maura Mandt (Director) , Josh Swade (Director) , Daniel Gordon (Director) , Billy Corben (Director) , John Singleton (Director) , Cruz Angeles (Director) , Rory Karpf (Director) , Steve Nash (Director) , Ezra Holland (Director) , Barbara Kopple (Director) , Lisa Lax (Director) , Nancy Winters (Director) , Lisa Lax (Producer) , Nancy Winters (Producer)

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.