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30 for 30

"Bernie and Ernie"

Basketball players Bernard King and Ernie Grunfeld form an unlikely friendship despite vastly differing backgrounds and experiences.  (Repeat)

Tue 3/10 6:30 PM  ESPNU
Duration: 1 hour
No Rating
Sports Non-Event, Documentary, Sports

Crew:
Chuck D. (Narrator), Jason Hehir (Director)

3/4/15
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
3/4/15
07:00 PM
"Guru of Go"  Having worn out his welcome in the NBA, Paul Westhead heads to Loyola Marymount University to perfect his run-and-gun offensive system with players Hank Gathers and Bo Kimble.  (Repeat) ESPNCL
3/4/15
09:00 PM
"Guru of Go"  Having worn out his welcome in the NBA, Paul Westhead heads to Loyola Marymount University to perfect his run-and-gun offensive system with players Hank Gathers and Bo Kimble.  (Repeat) ESPNCL
3/4/15
11:00 PM
"Guru of Go"  Having worn out his welcome in the NBA, Paul Westhead heads to Loyola Marymount University to perfect his run-and-gun offensive system with players Hank Gathers and Bo Kimble.  (Repeat) ESPNCL
3/5/15
11:30 PM
"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
3/6/15
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
3/7/15
12:00 PM
"Free Spirits"  The colorful story of the Spirits of St. Louis - an entertaining and at times controversial team featuring stars like Marvin "Bad News" Barnes and James "Fly" Williams with an upstart sportscaster named Bob Costas calling the play-by-play.  (Repeat) ESPNCL
3/7/15
01:00 PM
"Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?"  Filmmaker Mike Tollin documents the impact that the upstart United States Football League had on pro football history.  (Repeat) ESPNCL
3/7/15
04:30 PM
"9.79"  The men's 100-meter final at the Seoul Summer Olympic Games was riddled in scandal. This one race still haunts the eight athletes who took part.  (Repeat) ESPNCL
3/8/15
01:00 AM
"Free Spirits"  The colorful story of the Spirits of St. Louis - an entertaining and at times controversial team featuring stars like Marvin "Bad News" Barnes and James "Fly" Williams with an upstart sportscaster named Bob Costas calling the play-by-play.  (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:
Chuck D. (Narrator) , Jason Hehir (Director)

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.