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30 for 30

"Big Shot"

Businessman John Spano seemingly rescues the failing New York Islanders in 1996, only to drag the team through scandal and controversy.  (Repeat)

Fri 4/10 9:00 PM  ESPNCL
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
No Rating
Sports Non-Event, Documentary, Anthology, Sports, Interests

Crew:
Kevin Connolly (Director)

3/31/15
04:30 PM
"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) ESPNU
4/1/15
08:30 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) ESPNU
4/1/15
03:00 PM
"Benji"  In 1984, 17-year-old Ben Wilson was America's most talented basketball prospect until the sweet-natured boy was senselessly murdered.  (Repeat) ESPNU
4/2/15
01:00 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
4/2/15
02:30 AM
"Without Bias"  Filmmaker Kirk Fraser uses interviews with teammates, family and friends of Len Bias in an effort to determine what happened on the night Bias died.  (Repeat) ESPN2
4/2/15
04:00 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) ESPNU
4/3/15
05:30 PM
"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) ESPNU
4/4/15
07:00 AM
"Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks"  Award-winning director Dan Klores looks back on how, in 1995, one player managed to rub an entire city the wrong way.  (Repeat) ESPN2
4/4/15
08:30 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
4/4/15
10:00 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) 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:
Kevin Connolly (Director)

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.