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This sports documentary series takes a look at some of the biggest stories in sports in the years between 1979 and 2009. Stories covered include the trade of Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan's foray into baseball, and the Baltimore Colts' move to Indianapolis. The series was produced in honor of the 30th anniversary of ESPN in 2009.

30 For 30 is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (109 episodes). The series first aired on October 6, 2009.

30 For 30 is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch 30 For 30 on demand atAmazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, ESPN+, Google Play, iTunes online.

Tuesday 8:00 PM et/pt on ESPN
5 Seasons, 109 Episodes
October 6, 2009
Documentary & Biography, Reality, Sports
8.8/10
Cast: John Spano, Kevin Connolly
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  • 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.

  • Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa reflect on the 1998 baseball season in which they ignited the passion of fans and non-fans alike in a thrilling home-run race that soared past Roger Maris's 37-year-old single-season record. Directed by AJ Schnack.

  • An intimate look at the complex and seismic journey of film and martial arts icon Bruce Lee, as told through his family and friends. Directed by Bao Nguyen.

  • Part 2. An in-depth look at the rise and fall of cyclist Lance Armstrong, who won seven straight Tour de France titles before being implicated in one of sport's largest doping scandals. Extensive interviews with Armstrong are featured by director Marina Zenovich.

  • Part 1. An in-depth look at the rise and fall of cyclist Lance Armstrong, who won seven straight Tour de France titles before being implicated in one of sport's largest doping scandals. Extensive interviews with Armstrong are featured by director Marina Zenovich.

  • Part 2 of 2. Chronicling the career of quarterback Michael Vick: his incredible rise, shocking fall and polarizing return. Vick served nearly two years for crimes related to involvement in a dog fighting ring, going from star athlete to national pariah; from one of the most popular players in the NFL and all of sports to a man as ostracized as virtually any public figure in America. Directed by Stanley Nelson.

  • Chronicling the career of quarterback Michael Vick. Part 1 of 2.

  • “Chuck & Tito,” will chronicle the hot and cold relationship between MMA fighters Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz—from the very start of the UFC, through its rise in popularity, to present day.

  • The unfettered and definitive look at the life and career of Dennis Rodman.

  • A look at the competitive-eating rivalry between Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi, record-setting champions of the July 4th Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest for nearly two decades. Director Nicole Lucas Haimes delves into the event and its unique stars.

  • Motorsports pioneer Janet Guthrie, the first woman to start in both the Indy 500 and Daytona 500, is chronicled by director Jenna Ricker. Interviews acknowledge Guthrie's determination and skill as the kind too often relegated to the margins of history.

  • The story of ex-St. John's basketball star Felipe Lopez as part of a portrait of Dominican immigrants in New York in the '80s and '90s. After highs and lows on the court, Lopez finds happiness as the man he was meant to be. Directed by Jonathan Hock.

  • Chronicling 1992 with Deion Sanders as he played simultaneously with Atlanta's Braves and Falcons in October, hustling to three cities in three days in an early phase of his two-sport success. Directed by Ken Rodgers and Erik Powers.

  • On February 11, 1990, with odds of 42-1, the impossible happened when James "Buster" Douglas defeated Mike Tyson for the heavyweight championship of the world in Tokyo, Japan. The major boxing upset is chronicled to show how unlikely it was.

  • The life of NFL legend Junior Seau, from his upbringing in a Samoan immigrant family, through his path to NFL superstardom and status as a league icon, ending in his seemingly inexplicable suicide in 2012.

  • A look at the relationship between NFL coaches Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick. Co-produced with NFL Films.

  • The life and times of professional wrestling legend Ric Flair.

  • He was the Beatles of soccer - a handsome, charismatic lad from Belfast, Northern Ireland who worked wonders with the ball and thrilled Great Britain.

  • Tommy Morrison was one of the best heavyweights of his time; a handsome,

  • Chronicling the saga of the 1988 Carter High School football team that took on the best that Texas had to offer, including the Odessa Permian team that inspired Friday Night Lights, only to have its state title stripped. Directed by Adam Hootnick.

  • Redskins replacements crossed the picket line to play in the NFL, but for most of them, what was billed as the last shot at a dream became a nightmare as these ''scabs'' braved ridicule and threats of violence for one last chance at glory.

  • Chronicling the history of Mike Francesa and Chris Russo's "Mike and the Mad Dog'' radio show, which ruled afternoon sports talk from the New York studios of WFAN 660 for nearly 20 years. Featuring in-depth interviews with colleagues and fans.

  • After the thrilling 1984 NBA Finals, Part Three explores the saga from 1985 to 1987 as the teams’ disdain for each other gradually turns to respect. The Celtics and Lakers - Bird and Magic in particular - transform the fans' view of the game from simple black-and-white to full-blown Technicolor. By the end of their last battle of the 80s, while there’s still animosity, there’s also a hard-earned respect for each other.  It’s a rivalry that forced America to no longer view the league in black and white.

  • Part 2 of 3. The Celtics-Lakers rivalry ramps up in the 1984 Finals as a cast of characters--led by Larry Bird and Magic Johnson--who changed the NBA finally went head-to-head for a title. Directed by Jim Podhoretz and produced by Jonathan Hock.

  • To some, John Calipari is one of college basketball's greatest coaches. To others he represents everything wrong with college sports. Somewhere in between lies one of the most compelling and complicated figures in American sports. This is his story.

  • A bold challenge, a fearless experiment and ultimately, a spectacular failure. In 2001, sports entertainment titans Ebersol and McMahon launched the XFL. It was hardly the first time a league had tried to compete with the NFL, but the brash audacity of the bid, combined with the personalities and charisma of Ebersol and McMahon and the marketing behemoths of their respective companies " NBC and WWE " captured headlines and a sense of undeniable anticipation about what was to come.

  • Ever since he shocked the sports world by winning the PGA Championship 25 years ago, John Daly has been one of the most popular - and polarizing - figures in a sport that cherishes its traditions and minds its manners.

  • The 1980s Houston Cougars transformed college hoops.

  • The fall of two of the Mets' biggest stars of the 80s.

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