ESPN ’30 for 30′ starts season with ‘Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau’

Eddie Aikau
Eddie Aikau

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) – The knee whack heard ’round the world will be revisited near the 20th anniversary of the rivalry between Olympic figure skaters Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding, as one of six new documentaries on ESPN’s “30 for 30” series.

The series’ second season begins Oct. 1 with “Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau,” about the big wave surfer and lifeguard.

It wraps up Nov. 5 with “Tonya and Nancy,” a look back at the Jan. 6, 1994, incident in which Kerrigan was clubbed on the knee after practice for the U.S. championships in a plot masterminded by Harding’s ex-husband. The film includes new interviews with Harding and people close to Kerrigan.

ESPN Films Vice President Connor Schell says they’re still trying to persuade Kerrigan to do an interview. She has mostly shunned the spotlight to focus on raising her family.

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