I forgot to mention it in my daily “Watch This,” but ESPN’s outstanding documentary series “30 for 30” returns tonight (5 p.m.) with “Jordan Rides the Bus,” a film by Ron Shelton (“Bull Durham”) looking at Michael Jordan’s bizarre decision to leave the NBA and play minor-league baseball for a year. Jordan’s unremarkable 1994 season with the Birmingham Barons came after his third straight NBA title and the murder of his father. The question of why Jordan walked away from basketball at the peak of his career has never been adequately explained, to my liking at least. Was it boredom? Burnout? Grief? A top-secret gambling ban from the commissioner? Perhaps we’ll get a little more insight tonight.
About this blog
Greetings fellow television fans, fanatics, addicts and enthusiasts; welcome to our blog about TV for the Press Democrat Online. Together we will keep up with what’s coming up, examine new and existing programs in depth and from time to time take a moment to appreciate programs from the past. In addition, we’ll delve into the deep corners of Netflix and Hulu to recommend shows from around the world. My hope is together we will find enough quality programming to fill our TV viewing schedules and never again utter the words, “All these channels and nothing to watch!”
— Wallace Poulter