ESPN readies ’30 for 30 Shorts’ slate

ESPN is slated to air doc shorts from Michael Husain, Danny Lee and Marc Kinderman as part of its latest season of 30 for 30 Shorts. (Pictured: Friedman's Shoes)
February 9, 2016

ESPN is slated to broadcast documentary shorts from Michael Husain, Danny Lee and Marc Kinderman as part of its latest season of ’30 for 30 Shorts.’

Produced by ESPN Films, episodes of the five-part doc series – which premiered on Tuesday (February 8) – will first air on the brand’s digital portal at 10 a.m. EST/PST every Tuesday, followed by a linear debut on Fridays during ESPN’s SportsCenter at 6 p.m. EST/PST.

After its digital premiere, each film will be available on the network’s mobile app WatchESPN as well as on

Films airing across the ’30 for 30 Shorts’ series include Danny Lee’s Friedman’s Shoes (February 9; pictured), on a super-sized luxury shoe store that once serviced the biggest American athletes; and Michael Husain’s Slick, Nancy, and the Telethon (February 16), which details a two-week telethon in 1977 aimed at saving the Indiana Pacers from bankruptcy.

Other documentaries included in the series are Bryan Storkel’s The Bad Boy of Bowling (February 23), focused on professional bowler Pete Weber and his infamous outburst; Daniele Anastasion’s I Am Yupik (March 1), following a 16-year-old Yup’ik Eskimo on his journey to compete in the All-Native District Basketball Tournament; and Marc Kinderman’s No Kin of Mine (March 8), documenting the political controversy around former LSU basketball star Rudy Macklin.

The Emmy award-winning ESPN Films premiered more than 60 short films in 2015, including projects with Spike Lee, Eva Longoria, Errol Morris, Adidas and Marvel.

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