ESPN Sets Schedule for Next Round of 30 for 30 Documentaries

The next round of ESPN Films 30 for 30 documentary series will begin this fall.

The series kicks off with Broke on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m. on ESPN/ESPNHD and will air on consecutive Tuesday nights in October, concluding the 2012 run with one film airing in December after the Heisman Trophy Presentation. The 30 for 30 documentaries airing this fall are: Broke9.79*There’s No Place Like Home, Benji,Ghosts of Ole Miss, and You Don’t Know Bo.

Here is the full schedule:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 2, 8 p.m. – Broke (Billy Corben)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 9, 8 p.m.   9.79* (Daniel Gordon)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 16, 8 pm– There’s No Place Like Home (Maura Mandt and Josh Swade)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m. – Benji (Coodie and Chike)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m. – Ghosts of Ole Miss (Fritz Mitchell)
  • Saturday, Dec. 8, 9 p.m. –  You Don’t Know Bo (Michael Bonfiglio)

ESPN also announced that the 30 for 30 Shorts will begin showing on Grantland.com September 26th.

The first short will be Arnold’s Blueprint, which focuses on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s teenage years in the Austrian Army.

Here is a list and description of the other 30 for 30 Shorts planned for Grantland.com:

The Arnold Palmer
Director:
 Barry Gordon
Summary: An exploration into the history, mystery and industry surrounding “The Arnold Palmer,” the lemonade-and-iced tea beverage that has become a piece of Americana.

Holy Grail: The T206 Honus Wagner
Directors:
 Nick and Colin Barnacle
Summary: The T206 Honus Wagner baseball card is over 100 years old, worth more than 2 million dollars, and has a life story that is a marriage of myth and reality. Only a handful have ever come to market but the wealth and heartbreak created by this two-inch tall piece of paper is unimaginable. The T206 Honus Wagner: equal parts nightmare and fantasy.

The Other Side
Director: Vanessa Roth
Summary: When 18 children – nine from Palestine and nine from Israel – come together to form a kids soccer team, they come face-to-face with the other side for the first time in their lives. United by the common goals of teamwork and dedication to a shared purpose, they confront generations of fear head on. Is peace through sports really possible, or is it hopelessly naive to think that a handful of 12-year-old soccer players can begin to change their world?