30 for 30

  • 2009
  • TV Show
  • None

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.

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Sat May 27 3:00am
Muhammad and Larry(Season 1, Episode 4) ESPNCLS

"Muhammad and Larry" chronicles the 1980 Muhammad Ali-Larry Holmes bout. Director Albert Maysles unearths extensive footage from each boxer's training headquarters. In fresh interviews, both camps reflect on Ali's controversial decision to fight.

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Sat May 27 3:00am
This Magic Moment(Season 5, Episode 8) ESPN2

A look at the Shaquille O'Neal-led Orlando Magic teams of the 1990s and how they fell short of an NBA title.

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Sat May 27 4:00am
Ghosts of Ole Miss(Season 2, Episode 5) ESPNCLS

Exploring the 1962 events on the University of Mississippi campus, where pride over an unbeaten football team mixed with violence over integration. Mississippi native Wright Thompson shows how the events continue to shape the state 50 years later.

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Sat May 27 5:00am
The Day The Series Stopped(Season 4, Episode 2) ESPNCLS

The earthquake-interrupted A's-Giants World Series of 1989 is revisited through archival footage and stories from players, officials and Bay Area citizens. Director Ryan Fleck also takes a scientific look at the 6.9 Loma Prieta quake prior to Game 3 at Can (more…)

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Sat May 27 7:00am
Doc & Darryl(Season 5, Episode 10) ESPNCLS

The careers of 1980s New York Mets stars Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry are explored by directors Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio. On-field brilliance was followed by destructive addictions for both players, who reunite at a diner in Queens.

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Sat May 27 8:00am
This Magic Moment(Season 5, Episode 8) ESPN2

A look at the Shaquille O'Neal-led Orlando Magic teams of the 1990s and how they fell short of an NBA title.

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Sat May 27 8:30am
Believeland(Season 5, Episode 9) ESPNCLS

Chronicling Cleveland's championship-starved pro sports teams. The Cavaliers' 2016 NBA title ended a drought dating to the Browns' 1964 NFL title. Cavs, Indians and Browns personnel are featured, plus local media and celebrities. Andy Billman directs.

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Sat May 27 10:00am
Bad Boys(Season 3, Episode 11) ESPN2

The distinctive late-'80s Detroit Pistons squad under Chuck Daly is chronicled, featuring core players Isiah Thomas, Bill Laimbeer, Dennis Rodman, Rick Mahorn, Joe Dumars and John Salley, as well as top rivals of the era. Directed by Zak Levitt.

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Sat May 27 10:00am
This Magic Moment(Season 5, Episode 8) ESPNCLS

A look at the Shaquille O'Neal-led Orlando Magic teams of the 1990s and how they fell short of an NBA title.

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Sat May 27 12:00pm
Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. the New York Knicks(Season 1, Episode 8) ESPNCLS

Director Dan Klores recalls Reggie Miller's 1990s exploits against the New York Knicks and his give-and-take with courtside fan Spike Lee in "Winning Time." Included: Miller scoring eight points in 8.9 seconds to win a 1995 playoff game and become "The Gar (more…)

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Sat May 27 1:30pm
Phi Slama Jama(Season 6, Episode 1) ESPNCLS

The high-flying Houston Cougars basketball squad of the early '80s is chronicled, featuring Hakeem Olajuwon, Clyde Drexler and others from Guy Lewis's three straight Final Four teams. Also: role player Benny Anders' disappearance. Directed by Chip Rives.

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Sat May 27 3:00pm
Pony Exce$$(Season 1, Episode 30) ESPNCLS

The rise, fall and rebirth of SMU football is chronicled in "Pony Exce$$." Craig James and Eric Dickerson highlighted the Mustangs' heyday of the early '80s, but rules violations led to the program's demise in 1987. Directed by Thaddeus D. Matula, a gradua (more…)

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Sat May 27 5:00pm
The Best That Never Was(Season 1, Episode 29) ESPNCLS

"The Best That Never Was" chronicles the career of running back Marcus Dupree, a highly-recruited high-school star in 1981 whose college and pro careers fell short of expectations. Directed by Jonathan Hock.

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Sat May 27 7:00pm
Requiem for the Big East(Season 3, Episode 9) ESPNCLS

Chronicling the origin of the Big East Conference and its rapid 1980s rise under commissioner Dave Gavitt and iconic basketball coaches including John Thompson, Lou Carnesecca and Jim Boeheim. Director Ezra Edelman also examines the conference's new era as (more…)

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Sat May 27 9:00pm
The U Part 2(Season 4, Episode 7) ESPNCLS

Chronicling University of Miami football from the low of NCAA sanctions in the mid-'90s to the high of the 2001 National Championship; to the new controversy of a booster's Ponzi scheme to win favor with the program. Directed by Billy Corben.

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Sat May 27 11:00pm
Rand University(Season 4, Episode 6) ESPNCLS

Wide receiver Randy Moss is profiled by filmmaker Marquis Daisy in a journey back to the small town of Rand, W.Va., where troubles with the law nealry derailed Moss's career before he landed at Marshall and began making national headlines on the field.

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Sun May 28 1:00am
Muhammad and Larry(Season 1, Episode 4) ESPNCLS

"Muhammad and Larry" chronicles the 1980 Muhammad Ali-Larry Holmes bout. Director Albert Maysles unearths extensive footage from each boxer's training headquarters. In fresh interviews, both camps reflect on Ali's controversial decision to fight.

I’ll Watch38 Watching
Sun May 28 2:00am
Youngstown Boys(Season 3, Episode 7) ESPNCLS

Chronicling Youngstown (Pa.) natives Jim Tressel and Maurice Clarett, who both made inglorious exits from Ohio State football following on-field success. Jim Brown and ex-Buckeyes QB Craig Krenzel are featured. Directed by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist.

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Sun May 28 5:00am
Ghosts of Ole Miss(Season 2, Episode 5) ESPNCLS

Exploring the 1962 events on the University of Mississippi campus, where pride over an unbeaten football team mixed with violence over integration. Mississippi native Wright Thompson shows how the events continue to shape the state 50 years later.

I’ll Watch47 Watching
Sun May 28 6:00am
The Day The Series Stopped(Season 4, Episode 2) ESPNCLS

The earthquake-interrupted A's-Giants World Series of 1989 is revisited through archival footage and stories from players, officials and Bay Area citizens. Director Ryan Fleck also takes a scientific look at the 6.9 Loma Prieta quake prior to Game 3 at Can (more…)

I’ll Watch36 Watching
Sun May 28 7:00am
This Magic Moment(Season 5, Episode 8) ESPNCLS

A look at the Shaquille O'Neal-led Orlando Magic teams of the 1990s and how they fell short of an NBA title.

I’ll Watch117 Watching
Sun May 28 9:00am
Doc & Darryl(Season 5, Episode 10) ESPNCLS

The careers of 1980s New York Mets stars Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry are explored by directors Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio. On-field brilliance was followed by destructive addictions for both players, who reunite at a diner in Queens.

I’ll Watch130 Watching
Sun May 28 10:30am
Believeland(Season 5, Episode 9) ESPNCLS

Chronicling Cleveland's championship-starved pro sports teams. The Cavaliers' 2016 NBA title ended a drought dating to the Browns' 1964 NFL title. Cavs, Indians and Browns personnel are featured, plus local media and celebrities. Andy Billman directs.

I’ll Watch194 Watching
Sun May 28 11:00am
The Day The Series Stopped(Season 4, Episode 2) ESPN2

The earthquake-interrupted A's-Giants World Series of 1989 is revisited through archival footage and stories from players, officials and Bay Area citizens. Director Ryan Fleck also takes a scientific look at the 6.9 Loma Prieta quake prior to Game 3 at Can (more…)

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  • Premiered: October 6, 2009
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: 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. (more)

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