30 for 30 2009 | TV Show
A series of (originally just 30) documentary films on sports stories from ESPN's first 30 years (1979-2009). Subjects were selected by top filmmakers, including Barry Levinson, Morgan Freeman, Ron Shelton, Albert Maysles, Frank Marshall and Ice Cube.
Premiered: October 6, 2009
Season 1, Episode 3 Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?
First Aired: October 20, 2009
"Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?" chronicles the rise and fall of the United States Football League, the mid-1980s spring-time rival to the NFL that lasted only three seasons. Former New Jersey Generals owner Donald Trump is among those interviewed by filmmaker Mike Tollin (executive producer of "Smallville" and "One Tree Hill"), who gathered original footage as a league employee.
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