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America’s pastime and the Fourth of July, a relationship of patriotism

No matter how popular the National Football League might be. No matter the growth of the National Basketball Association in the modern era. No matter the prolonged agony of sitting through a three-hour baseball game. Major League Baseball remains America’s pastime. It’s been here for us when times were great. It’s acted as an outlet during the most difficult of times. Baseball...
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July 04, 2016  |  Discuss

In Part 2, Ken Burns’ Jackie Robinson film focuses on quest for equality

After establishing how proud Jackie Robinson was of his race, how important equality was to him, and how hard he fought against prejudice and persecution, part one of Ken Burns’ Jackie Robinson documentary recounts his path to becoming the first black man to play in the major leagues. Much of that story will ring familiar to those who have followed and studied Robinson’s career...
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April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

In Part 1, Ken Burns’ Jackie Robinson film defines the man, not the baseball icon

“If I had a room jammed with trophies and awards, and a child of mine came to me and asked what I had done in defence of black people, and I had to tell that child that I had kept quiet, I would have to mark myself a total failure at the whole business of living.” Ken Burns’ four-hour Jackie Robinson documentary begins with this quote from the baseball legend and civil rights...
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April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

‘Baseball as It Was’ (4/7/16): Ken Burns

Jackie Robinson’s legacy as a Hall of Fame player and a civil rights pioneer is one that will endure forever. His breaking of the color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in April 1947 makes him the most significant figure in the history of our national pastime. But there’s much more to the story, as Ken Burns depicts in his latest work, “Jackie Robinson”, a two-part, four...
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April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Ken Burns’ next film is a four-hour PBS piece on the life of Jackie Robinson

Famed documentarian Ken Burns is again looking at baseball, but this time focusing on one player: Jackie Robinson. Burns’ next film, a four-hour, two-part documentary on Robinson, will air on PBS April 11 and 12 at 9 p.m. each night (subject to local listings), and it will cover everything from his early life to his baseball career to his post-playing activism. Burns and Rachel...
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March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Trout levels off, backing Ken Burns, and Duffy's regression

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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

First Gay MLB Umpire Came Out and the Crowd Went Mild

Earlier this week, while watching Ken Burns’ Baseball on MLB Network, I noticed something in the crawl at the bottom of the screen about “first openly gay umpire comes out.”  Well, isn’t that nice, I thought to myself before continuing to go about my non-business.  Surely it’s a testament to how far we’ve come as a society that news of a gay official in a major sport...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Q/A with Ross Greenburg: Sports documentary master discusses his latest on early African-American players in pro football

My latest column for the National Sports Journalism Center at Indiana is a Q/A with one of my favorite people in sports media, Ross Greenburg. From the column. ******* It is inevitable that Ken Burns’ name would be brought up during the course of a conversation with Ross Greenburg on documentaries. “He is the master,” Greenburg said. “I don’t have the same moniker that...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Greatest MLB Moments on the Fourth of July

The game of baseball is as American as the 50-star flag and apple pie. If you’ve ever made the great decision to watch Ken Burns Baseball, you know very well just how much this game means to the United States. Heck, you don’t even have to watch that documentary to know this. In attempting to combine baseball with America’s national holiday, we’ve decided to check in on...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

VIdeo: ESPN personalities recite the Gettysburg Address

My favorite college class was Civil War History.  Why was it my favorite college class you ask?  Because nearly the entire course consisted of watching Ken Burns’ famed Civil War documentary.  You can have Gus Johnson or Ian Darke or even Morgan Freeman to narrate your life, but I would take Shelby Foote above anyone else.  If you haven’t seen the Civil War series yet, and...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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