NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mike and the Mad Dog are coming soon to a theater near you — if you live in lower Manhattan.
The world premiere of ESPN Films’ “30 for 30” documentary “Mike and the Mad Dog” will be held April 21 at the Tribeca Film Festival, the festival announced Wednesday.
Director Daniel H. Forer’s hourlong film focuses on the success of WFAN sports talk pioneers Mike Francesa and Chris “Mad Dog” Russo. The documentary includes in-depth interviews and archival tapes.
“We’re looking forward to it,” Francesa said on his show in June. “And it’s a documentary that’ll be there forever, so it’s kind of nice.”
Francesa and Russo teamed together for 19 years on WFAN before their show ended in 2008. Francesa still hosts a show on weekday afternoons on WFAN. Russo now has his own channel on Sirius XM.
ESPN has not yet announced when it will broadcast the documentary.