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Berg, Peter, 1964- (Director). Levinson, Barry. (Director). Tollin, Michael. (Director). Maysles, Albert. (Director). Kaplan, Bradley. (Director). Fraser, Kirk. (Director). Mitchell, Fritz. (Director). Corben, Billy, 1978- (Director). Klores, Dan. (Director). CouturiƩ, Bill. (Director). James, Steve, 1955- (Director). Kurland, Adam. (Director). Jansen, Lucas. (Director). Pamphilon, Sean. (Director). Toni, Royce. (Director). Bestall, Clifford. (Director). Ice Cube (Musician) (Director). Morgen, Brett. (Director). Zimbalist, Jeff. (Director). Zimbalist, Michael. (Director). Tremaine, Jeff. (Director). Shelton, Ron, 1945- (Director). Szymanski, Al. (Director). Francella, Peter. (Director). Bythewood, Reggie Rock. (Director). Lax, Lisa. (Director). Winters, Nancy Stern. (Director). Kopple, Barbara. (Director). Nash, Steve, 1974- (Director). Holland, Ezra, 1972- (Director). Waksman, Gary. (Director). Tolajian, Michael. (Director). Karpf, Rory. (Director). Angeles, Cruz. (Director). Singleton, John, 1968- (Director). Hock, Jonathan. (Director). Matula, Thaddeus D. (Director). ESPN Films (Firm) (Added Author). ESPN Home Entertainment. (Added Author). Team Marketing (Firm) (Added Author).
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Alexandria-Monroe Public Library - Alexandria TV 30 FOR 30 Sea. 1 (d.1-6) (Text) 37521530586538 AMPL Adult DVD Television Series Available -
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  • Physical Description: 12 videodiscs : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : ESPN Home Entertainment ; c2011.

Content descriptions

General Note: Documentary television program originally produced in 2009.
"Season 1 Films"
Includes bonus features for some selections such as deleted scenes.
Formatted Contents Note: Disc 1. Kings ransom (51:00) ; The band that wouldn't die (53:00) ; Small potatoes: who killed the USFL? (51:00) -- Disc 2. Muhammad & Larry (52:00) ; Without Bias (51:00) ; The legend of Jimmy the Greek (51:00) -- Disc 3. The U (102:00) ; Winning time: Reggie Miller vs. the New York Knicks (69:00) -- Disc 4. Guru of go (51 min.) ; No crossover: the trial of Allen Iverson (80:00) -- Disc 5. Silly little game (51:00) ; Run Ricky run (51:00) ; The 16th man (51:00) -- Disc 6. Straight outta L.A. (51:00) ; June 17th, 1994. (51:00) -- Disc 7. The two Escobars (103:00) ; The birth of big air (51:00) -- Disc 8. Jordan rides the bus (51:00) ; Little big men (51:00) ; One night in Vegas (51:00) -- Disc 9. Unmatched (51:00) ; The house of Steinbrenner (51:00) ; Into the wind (51:00) -- Disc 10. Four days in October (51:00) ; Once brothers (79:00) -- Disc 11. Tim Richmond: to the limit (51:00) ; Fernando nation (51:00) ; Marion Jones: press pause (51:00) -- Disc 12. The best that never was (102:00) ; Pony excess (102:00)
Creation/Production Credits Note: Kings ransom: director, Peter Berg ; The band that wouldn't die: director, Barry Levinson ; Small potatoes: who killed the USFL?: director, Mike Tollin ; Muhammad & Larry: directors, Albert Maysles and Bradley Kaplan ; Without Bias: director, Kirk Fraser ; The legend of Jimmy the Greek: director, Fritz Mitchell ; The U: director, Billy Corben ; Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. the New York Knicks: director, Dan Klores ; Guru of go: director, Bill CouturiƩ ; No crossover: the trial of Allen Iverson: director, Steve James ; Silly little game: directors, Adam Kurland and Lucas Jansen ; Run Ricky run: directors, Sean Pamphilon and Royce Toni ; The 16th man: director, Clifford Bestall ; Straight outta L.A.: director, Ice Cube ; June 17th, 1994: director, Brett Morgen ; The two Escobars: directors, Jeff Zimbalist & Michael Zimbalist ; The birth of big air: director, Jeff Tremaine ; Jordan rides the bus: director, Ron Shelton ; Little big men: directors, Al Zymanski & Peter Franchella ; One night in Vegas: director, Reggie Rock Bythewood ; Unmatched: directors, Lisa Lax & Nancy Stern Winters ; The house of Steinbrenner: director, Barbara Kopple ; Into the wind: directors, Steve Nash & Ezra Holland ; Four days in October: director, Gary Waksman ; Once brothers: director, Michael Tolajian ; Tim Richmond: to the limit: director, Rory Karpf ; Fernando nation: director, Cruz Angeles ; Marion Jones: press pause: director, John Singleton ; The best that never was: director, Jonathan Hock ; Pony excess: director, Thaddeus D. Matula.
Summary, etc.: Television documentary series about sports and culture, featuring a variety of individuals and stories from inside and outside the world of sports.
Kings ransom: "On August 9, 1988, the NHL was forever changed with the single stroke of a pen when the Edmonton Oilers sent Wayne Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings. Acclaimed director Peter Berg (Friday night lights, The kingdom) presents the captivating story of the trade that knocked the wind out of an entire country and placed a star-studded city at the feet of a 27-year-old kid known simply as 'The Great One'." --Publisher.
The band that wouldn't die: "In late March of 1984, a moving company secretly packed up the Baltimore Colts' belongings and snuck off in the darkness of early morning, leaving a city of deeply devoted fans in shock and disbelief. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barry Levinson (Rain man, The Natural)... tells the story of the city's loss through the eyes of the Baltimore Colts Marching Band."--Publisher.
Small potatoes: who killed the USFL: "In 1983, the upstart United States Football League signed three straight Heisman Trophy winners and future NFL stars Steve Young, Reggie White and Doug Flutie. Winning over fans with its aura of fun & flamboyance, the new league averaged crowds of 25,000. But with success came expansion and new owners, including a high profile real estate baron whose vision was at odds with the league's founders."--Publisher.
Muhammad & Larry: "In October of 1980, Muhammad Ali came out of retirement to become world heavyweight champion for an unprecedented fourth time against his former sparring partner, Larry Holmes. For the first time, here is the compelling never-before-seen footage from the build-up to the title fight."--Publisher.
Without Bias: "When rising superstar Len Bias dropped dead two days after being selected as the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA draft, he forever altered our perception of casual drug use... Director interviews Bias' closest teammates, friends and family in an effort to determine exactly what happened on that fateful night."--Publisher.
The legend of Jimmy the Greek: "Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Fritz Michell takes a uniquely personal look at Jimmy's life, from his rise to respectability to his tragic demise. With interviews from family, friends and co-workers, the film provides a humanizing glimpse into the life and downfall of an American sports icon."--Publisher.
The U: "Long before the hip hop culture filled our airwaves and shopping malls, the Miami Hurricanes brought street values and hood bravado into America's living room. Filmmaker Billy Corben (Cocaine cowboys) tells the story of how these Bad Boys of football changed the attitude & ultimately the rules of the game, and how this serene campus was transformed into 'The U'."--Publisher.
Winning time: Reggie Miller vs. the New York Knicks: "In the 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Reggie Miller solidified his status as Public Enemy #1 in New York City. With moments to go in Game 1, Miller scored eight points in 8.9 seconds to give the Indiana Pacers an astonishing victory."--Publisher.
Guru of go: "In the 1989-90 season, rising college basketball star Hank Gathers collapsed during a game and was diagnosed with an abnormal heartbeat. Determined to play, he returned three games later, but in less than three months, he tragically died on the court."--Publisher.
No crossover: the trial of Allen Iverson: "On Valentine's Day 1993, 17-year old Allen Iverson was bowling in Hampton, Virginia when an argument erupted into a brawl, pitting Iverson's African American friends against a group of white patrons. The fallout from the fight and the subsequent trial sharply divided the city along racial lines."--Publisher.
Silly little game: "In 1980, a group of writers and academics met at La Rotisserie Francaise in New York City and formed a baseball league of their own, the Rotisserie League. The game quickly grew in popularity, and today, fantasy sports is a multi-billion dollar industry with over 30 million participants."--Publisher.
Run Ricky run: "Take an intimate look at Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams, one of football's most fascinating athletes and misunderstood persons."--Publisher.
The 16th man: "The true story behind the Oscar-nominated film, Invictus. Following the fall of apartheid, Nelson Mandela used sport to achieve national unity, rallying all South Africans around the country's Springbok team during the 1995 Rugby World Championships."--Publisher.
Straight outta L.A.: "During the 13 short seasons the Raiders played in Los Angeles, the team's colors, aura and superstar players became a cultural phenomenon. As a member of legendary rap group N.W.A., director Ice Cube found himself at the crossroads between the birthplace of hip-hop in Los Angles and the bone-crunching intensity of the L.A. Raider. Straight outta L.A. takes a look at the unlikely marriage between the NFL's rebel franchise and America's glamour capital."--Publisher.
June 17th, 1994: "The New York Rangers celebrated on Broadway, the FIFA World Cup kicked off in Chicago, Arnold Palmer played his last round at a U.S. Open, Patrick Ewing pursued a long evasive championship in the Garden, and yet all of that was a prelude to O.J. Simpson leading America on a slow speed chase around Los Angeles."--Publisher.
The birth of big air: "Mat Hoffman is a BMX legend...10-time World Champion and X Games icon, he has a medical hit list that includes dozens of broken bones concussions, and multiple comas. Some assume that Hoffman has a death wish, but actually, it's a life wish: to find out what's possible on a BMX bike."--Publisher.
Jordan rides the bus: "After leading the Dream Team to Olympic Gold and taking the Chicago Bulls to their third consecutive NBA championship, Michael Jordan walked away from the game of basketball. The story about the motivations that drove the world's most famous athlete to play a new sport in the relative obscurity of Birmingham, Alabama."--Publisher.
Little big men: "When Kirkland, Washington's Little League team shut out Taiwan in the 1982 championship game, it was called the "biggest upset in the history of Little League". What became of a group of childhood teammates when the high point in their athletic lives occurred before their lives had really begun."--Publisher.
One night in Vegas: "Part documentary, part graphic novel, this program explores the remarkable friendship between boxing legend Mike Tyson and one of hip-hop's greatest rappers, Tupac Shakur, culminating in the infamous night when Tupac was brutally killed."--Publisher.
Unmatched: "No individual sports rivalry can boast the same intensity and impact as that of Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. But even more remarkable is what happened off the court, where they formed a strong and lasting friendship, bonding them to this day."--Publisher.
The House of Steinbrenner: "Documents the historic final days at the old Yankee Stadium, the opening of the new stadium and the passage from the George Steinbrenner era to the Hal Steinbrenner era, culminating in the Yankees' 27th World Championship."--Publisher.
Into the wind: "Three years after having his right leg amputated above the knee, Terry Fox set out to raise funds for cancer research by running a marathon's distance each day across Canada. In 143 days, he covered 3,339 miles, steadily capturing the heart of a nation and inspiring millions with his marathon of hope."--Publisher.
Four days in October: "When the night of October 16, 2004 came to a merciful end, the Curse of the Bambino was alive and well as the New York Yankees extended their ALCS lead to three games to none over the Boston Red Sox. But the cold October winds of change began to blow and over four consecutive days and nights, this determined Red Sox team miraculously won four straight games to overcome the inevitability of their destiny."--Publisher.
Once brothers: "Close friends and teammates, Drazen Petrovic and Vlade Divac grew up sharing the common bond of basketball. But when war broke out between Petrovic's Croatia and Divac's Serbia, long buried ethnic tensions surfaced and circumstances beyond their control tore their friendship apart."--Publisher.
Tim Richmond: to the limit: "Tim Richmond lives too fast, partied too hard, and died too young. One of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers of All Time, his unexpected withdrawal from racing kindled rumors about his health and potential drug use, when in fact, he had been diagnosed with AIDS. Presents a glimpse inside the little known story of one of NASCAR's shining stars."--Publisher.
Fernando Nation: "20-year-old Fernando Valenzuela was one of the most captivating pitching phenoms baseball has ever seen. Virtually overnight, he became a hero to millions of Latinos. Relive Valenzuela's impact on baseball, the Dodgers, and the entire Los Angeles Mexican community."--Publisher.
Marion Jones: press pause: " Marion Jones captivated the world at the 2000 Summer Olympics, collecting three gold medals and two bronze. But her remarkable performance was soon tarnished. In 2007, she was stripped of her Olympic achievements and her freedom after a stunning admission that she had used performance-enhancing drugs. Follow the evolution of Marion Jones as she reflects on the past & attempts to find a new direction forward."--Publisher.
The best that never was: In 1981, Marcus Dupree was the most sought-after high school senior in the country, but his short-lived football career was littered with oversized expectations, controversy, injury, and conflict. Follow the poignant and compelling story of "the best that never was"."--Publisher.
Pony excess: In the early 1980s, the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Mustangs were one of the best college football teams in the nation, riding high on the backs of Eric Dickerson & Craig James' celebrated "Pony Express" backfield. Less than a decade later, the team would be shattered by the NCAA's first and only use of the "death penalty" on a college football team. Chronicles the rise, fall and rebirth of this once mighty team."--Publisher.
System Details Note: DVD, region 1 ; NTSC format ; widescreen.
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Subject: Sports > Anecdotes.
Genre: Sports television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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