Documentaries

FILE -This June 14, 1998 file photo shows Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan looking up at the score during the third quarter of their NBA Finals game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. “The Last Dance,” ESPN’s docuseries detailing the 1998 and final season of the Chicago Bulls championship dynasty, has served as a reminder to basketball fans of the greatness of Michael Jordan on the court. It also shed light on his worldwide marketing allure. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
May 19, 2020 - 5:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In basketball terms, “The Last Dance” had a strong fourth quarter. The last two episodes of the 10-part Michael Jordan documentary, strung out over the last five Sunday nights, averaged 5.9 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. It was simulcast on ESPN and ESPN2. That's easily...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 1974, file photo, challenger Muhammad Ali, top, watches as defending world champion George Foreman goes down to the canvas in the eighth round of their WBA/WBC championship match in Kinshasa, Zaire. The 1996 film "When We Were Kings" is a documentary of the bout known as the "Rumble In The Jungle" between Ali and Foreman. The fight was a cultural milestone that ran far deeper than boxing. (AP Photo/File)
May 01, 2020 - 5:49 pm
Sports and cinema have an uneasy alliance. For every “Raging Bull,” there are an abundance of flicks that get it wrong when they try to recapture a memorable event or famous athlete. Seriously, how does the compelling life of Babe Ruth produce not one, but two of the greatest stinkers in the...
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FILE - In this July 27, 1998, file photo, Chicago Bulls star Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra are shown arriving at the opening of the Planet Hollywood restaurant in Montreal. Carmen Electra’s relationship with former Chicago Bulls star Dennis Rodman became a focal point of the “The Last Dance” — the ESPN and Netflix documentary series built around Michael Jordan’s final season with the Chicago Bulls in 1997-98. They wed in November 1998, filed for annulment nine days later, reconciled but divorced in April 1999. Watching the A-list relationship blossom back to life on the documentary helped her appreciate the wild time in her life when Rodman and the Bulls had a hold on her heart. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press via AP, File)
April 29, 2020 - 12:06 pm
Carmen Electra’s basketball fandom wasn’t much more than wearing Jordans in high school and her awareness of Dennis Rodman was simply that the NBA bad boy had dated Madonna. But once the then-Chicago Bulls star, who used his hair as a colorful canvas and illustrated his body with tattoos, noticed...
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FILE - In this June 10, 1998, file photo, Cicago Bulls' Michael Jordan reaches high above teammates Dennis Rodman, left, Scottie Pippen, and Scott Burrell (24) for a rebound against the Utah Jazz in the second half of Game 4 in the NBA Finals in Chicago. Jordan described his final NBA championship season with the Chicago Bulls as a “trying year.” “We were all trying to enjoy that year knowing it was coming to an end,” Jordan told Good Morning America on Thursday, April 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael S. Green, File)
April 16, 2020 - 4:13 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C (AP) — Michael Jordan described his final NBA championship season with the Chicago Bulls as a “trying year.” “We were all trying to enjoy that year knowing it was coming to an end,” Jordan told Good Morning America on Thursday. Jordan appeared on the show via video conference from...
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Former basketball superstar Michael Jordan speaks during a press conference ahead of NBA basketball game between Charlotte Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks in Paris, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus))
April 10, 2020 - 7:06 pm
Jason Hehir was a kid in the stands in Boston Garden on April 20, 1986, the day that Michael Jordan scored a playoff-record 63 points. It was a Christmas gift from his father, who stuck a note promising “Two tickets to the Air Jordan Show” in his stocking that holiday season. It’s a gift Hehir will...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 1988, file photo, Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan dunks during the slam-dunk competition of the NBA All-Star weekend in Chicago. Jordan left the old Chicago Stadium that night with the trophy. To this day, many believe Wilkins was the rightful winner. (AP Photo/John Swart)
March 31, 2020 - 6:25 pm
The documentary looking at Michael Jordan’s last championship season with the Chicago Bulls is set for release nearly two months sooner than expected with no sports to air due to the coronavirus pandemic. ESPN and Netflix announced on Tuesday that the 10-part documentary series called “The Last...
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HOLD FOR STORY BY WILLIAM J. KOLE — FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2012 file photo, New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez speaks in the locker room at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. More than two years after he hanged himself in his prison cell in April 2017, while serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, Netflix is releasing "Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez" on Jan. 15, 2020. Hernandez's suicide came just a days after he was acquitted of most charges in another double murder case. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
January 29, 2020 - 4:19 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The fiancee of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez spoke publicly for the first time since the release of a documentary series examining his life more than two years after he killed himself in his prison cell. Hernandez's fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, said in an interview with "Good Morning...
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HOLD FOR STORY BY WILLIAM J. KOLE — FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2012 file photo, New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez speaks in the locker room at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. More than two years after he hanged himself in his prison cell in April 2017, while serving a life sentence for a 2013 murder, Netflix is releasing "Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez" on Jan. 15, 2020. Hernandez's suicide came just a days after he was acquitted of most charges in another double murder case. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
December 21, 2019 - 1:06 am
BOSTON (AP) — More than two years after he killed himself in his prison cell, former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's story still fascinates — and now it's heading back to the small screen. Netflix is releasing “Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez” on Jan. 15. The three-part documentary examines...
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Denny Hamlin (11) drives out of Turn 4 ahead of Brad Keselowski (2), Chase Elliott (9) and Kyle Busch (18) during a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at ISM Raceway, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Avondale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
November 14, 2019 - 2:11 pm
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR and NBC Sports are set to launch a new streaming service that will include exclusive motorsports events and an extensive library of archived documentaries and films. TrackPass will offer more motorsports options, including the ARCA Menards Series, the NASCAR Whelen...
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October 24, 2019 - 2:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — DAZN is teaming with Sylvester Stallone's production company on a documentary about Anthony Ruiz's upset of Anthony Joshua for the heavyweight title. Ruiz scored one of the biggest upsets in decades when he stopped Joshua in the seventh round at Madison Square Garden in New York...
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