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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)

Sat 5/23 3:00 PM  ESPNCL
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
No Rating
Sports Non-Event, Documentary, Anthology, Sports, Interests

Crew:
Kevin Connolly (Director)

5/23/15
05:00 AM
"Once Brothers"  NBA Entertainment documents how the war between Croatia and Serbia ended the relationship between lifelong friends Drazen Petrovic and Vlade Divac, resulting in months of silence between the two before Petrovic's fateful car crash in June of 1993.  (Repeat) ESPN2
5/23/15
06:30 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
5/23/15
07:30 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
5/23/15
11:00 AM
"The Bad Boys"  Through interviews with Isiah Thomas, Bill Laimbeer, Joe Dumars, Dennis Rodman, Adrian Dantley, Mark Aguirre and others, viewers are provided an inside look at what made the Detroit Pistons, of the late 80's and early 90's, tick.  (Repeat) ESPN2
5/23/15
01:30 PM
"The Price of Gold"  A profile of a January 6, 1994, incident at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, where an unknown attacker strikes Nancy Kerrigan - an assailant that is later revealed to be a hit man hired by the ex-husband of Kerrigan's rival, Tonya Harding.  (Repeat) ESPNCL
5/23/15
03:00 PM
"Big Shot"  Businessman John Spano seemingly rescues the failing New York Islanders in 1996, only to drag the team through scandal and controversy.  (Repeat) ESPNCL
5/23/15
04:30 PM
"Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau"  The Legend of Eddie Aikau chronicles the remarkable life and power of Eddie Aikau, the legendary Hawaiian big wave surfer, pioneering lifeguard and ultimately doomed crew member of the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule'a.  (Repeat) ESPNCL
5/23/15
06:00 PM
"Bernie and Ernie"  Basketball players Bernard King and Ernie Grunfeld form an unlikely friendship despite vastly differing backgrounds and experiences.  (Repeat) ESPNCL
5/24/15
01:30 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
5/24/15
12:00 PM
"The Price of Gold"  A profile of a January 6, 1994, incident at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, where an unknown attacker strikes Nancy Kerrigan - an assailant that is later revealed to be a hit man hired by the ex-husband of Kerrigan's rival, Tonya Harding.  (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.