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"The Band That Wouldn't Die," Barry Levinson's documentary on the Baltimore Colts Marching Band, will premiere Oct. 13 on ESPN, the sports cable channel announced Thursday.

It will be the second documentary shown in a "30 on 30" film series designed by ESPN to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Other filmmakers presenting sports-themed dpocumentaries in the series include Peter Berg, Albert Maysles and Mike Tollin.

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Kirk Fraser's "Without Bias," a documentary about Len Bias, the late University of Maryland basketball star, will also be part of the series, with a premiere date of Nov. 3.

Berg's film, "King's Ransom," which explores the landmark trade of hockey superstar Wayne Gretzky from Canada's Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings, kicks off the series this fall on Oct. 6.

(Barry Levinson by DOUG KAPUSTIN / BALTIMORE SUN STAFF DIGITAL IMAGE# _DSK0154)

Here's the ESPN description of Levinson's film:

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