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Jews and Baseball Previous Broadcasts

KQED 9: Mon, Aug 29, 2011 -- 10:00 PM

This program explores the connection between Jewish Americans and baseball, our nation's most iconic institution. More than a film about sports, it is a story of immigration, assimilation, bigotry, heroism, the passing on of traditions, and the shattering of stereotypes. But despite the stereotypes, and in the face of hostility from fans and even violence from opposing players, there have been standout Jewish players in every decade from the 1860s to the present. This is the first major documentary to tell their stories.
Interviews include fans, writers, executives, and especially players - including Al Rosen, Kevin Youkilis, Shawn Green, Norm Sherry, Ron Blomberg, Bob Feller, Yogi Berra, and a rare interview with the legendary Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax. Fans Ron Howard and Larry King speak of the meaning of Jewish ballplayers in their own lives, while historians and even two baseball-loving rabbis relate the stories of Jewish players to the turbulent history of the last century. These powerful personal and historical stories are interwoven with an extraordinary collection of rare archival footage and photos, and a musical score ranging from Benny Goodman to Yo-Yo Ma to Rush. Dustin Hoffman narrates this engaging story of great drama, unforgettable games, and the broad sweep of American history.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Aug 31, 2011 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Aug 30, 2011 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Aug 30, 2011 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Mon, Aug 29, 2011 -- 10:00 PM
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