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30 for 30 Documentary “Mike and the Mad Dog” Airs July 13 on ESPN

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ESPN Films’ next documentary in its award-winning 30 for 30 series, “Mike and the Mad Dog,” will premiere Thursday, July 13, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. The film chronicles Mike Francesa and Chris Russo’s “Mike and the Mad Dog” radio show that ruled afternoon sports talk from the New York studios of WFAN 660 for nearly 20 years. Trailer: http://es.pn/2saIMnn

Even though Francesa and Russo both brought Long Island accents and encyclopedic sports knowledge to the microphone, they were distinctly different personalities who often clashed on and off the air. This chemistry resulted in many memorable moments and when all was said and done, the duo had changed sports radio forever. In this 30 for 30 documentary, director Daniel H. Forer tells the story of Francesa and Russo’s success through in-depth interviews, archival tapes and a chorus of colleagues and fans in an effort to capture what made “Mike and the Mad Dog” so compelling.

Advance press screeners available upon request. Additional information, including film clips and director statements and bios, will be available on the 30 for 30 website espn.com/30for30. Follow 30 for 30 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and join the conversation with hashtag #MikeAndTheMadDog.

 

About ESPN Films

ESPN Films has been an industry leader in documentary filmmaking since its inception in March 2008, producing more than 100 documentaries that have showcased some of the most compelling stories in sports. The high quality of storytelling, highlighted by the Peabody and Emmy-Award winning 30 for 30 series and the Academy-Award winning documentary “O.J.: Made in America,” has led to record viewership as well as multiple honors and film festival appearances. Additional projects from ESPN Films over the years have included 30 for 30 ShortsNine for IX and the SEC Storied series.

 

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