ESPN Caribbean to air New Original Documentaries from ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 Series this October and November

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ESPN Caribbean to air New Original Documentaries from ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 Series this October and November

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ESPN Caribbean will air five new documentary films from ESPN Films’ award-winning 30 for 30 series beginning October 23 and running through the end of November.

There’s No Place Like Home (Maura Mandt and Josh Swade, filmmakers)

Air Date:  Tuesday, October 23, 10:00-11:00 p.m., ESPN2 Caribbean

On December 10, 2010, Sotheby’s auctioned off the most important historical document in sports history—James Naismith’s original rules of basketball. There’s No Place Like Home is the story of one fan’s obsessive quest to win this seminal American artifact at auction and bring the rules “home” to Lawrence, Kansas, where Naismith coached and taught for more than 40 years.

Ghosts of Ole Miss (Fritz Mitchell, filmmaker)

Air Date:  Tuesday, October 30, 8:00-9:00 p.m., ESPN Caribbean

In 1962, the University of Mississippi campus erupted in violence over integration and swelled with pride over an unbeaten football team. Mississippi native Wright Thompson explores the tumultuous events that continue to shape the state 50 years later.

Benji (Coodie and Chike, filmmakers)

Air Date:  Saturday, November 10, 6:30-8:00 p.m., ESPN Caribbean

In 1984, 17-year-old Ben Wilson was a symbol of everything promising about Chicago: a beloved, sweet-natured youngster from the city’s fabled South Side, and America’s most talented basketball prospect.  His senseless murder the day before his senior season sent ripples through Chicago and the nation.

Two other new 30 for 30 films will re-air on the ESPN Caribbean networks:

  • Broke by filmmaker Billy Corben, which explores the roads to fortune in American sports and, eventually, the many detours to bankruptcy
  • 9.79* a Toronto International Film Festival Selection, in which filmmaker Daniel Gordon examines the 100-meter men’s final at the 1988 Seoul Games and the effect of Gold Medalist Ben Johnson’s subsequent positive test for anabolic steroids

30 for 30 Schedule on ESPN Caribbean

Film Network Air Date Time (ET)
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME ESPN2 CARIBBEAN Tues., Oct. 23 10:00 PM
ESPN2 CARIBBEAN Wed., Oct. 31^ 7:00 PM
ESPN CARIBBEAN Fri., Nov. 16^ 8:00 PM
GHOSTS OF OLE MISS ESPN CARIBBEAN Tues., Oct. 30 8:00 PM
BENJI ESPN CARIBBEAN Sat., Nov. 10 6:30 PM
ESPN CARIBBEAN Thurs, Nov. 15^ 4:30 PM
ESPN2 CARIBBEAN Mon., Nov. 26^ 8:00 PM
BROKE ESPN CARIBBEAN Sat., Oct. 27^ 5:00 PM
ESPN2 CARIBBEAN Sun., Nov. 4^ 6:30 PM
ESPN2 CARIBBEAN Mon., Nov. 26^ 9:30 PM
9.79* ESPN CARIBBEAN Sat., Nov. 3^ 2:00 PM
ESPN2 CARIBBEAN Sun., Nov. 18^ 6:30 PM

^ Repeats

About ESPN Caribbean

ESPN Caribbean is part of ESPN International, a division of ESPN, Inc.  ESPN International has grown to include ownership —in whole or in part— of 48 television networks outside of the United States, as well as a variety of brand extension businesses, which allow ESPN to reach fans in over 200 countries and territories. ESPN Caribbean business entities include two television networks ESPN Caribbean and ESPN 2 Caribbean, radio, Internet, broadband, wireless and special events.

Media Contact: Ardi Dwornik, [email protected], 646-547-5612

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