Sports Ken Burn's Jackie Robinson Doc

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  1. Gogol Boobdello

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    JACKIE ROBINSON

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    Airs April 11-12, 9 pm and 11 pm ET on PBS
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    also in
    and Howard Bryant
    wrote one of my favorite baseball books
    it can be a bit dry but I enjoyed it a lot

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    It's got to be better than this piece of shit was.
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  5. Gogol Boobdello

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    yeah, i never had desire to watch that,..

    can't compare to first Jackie Robinson movie

     
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    Thanks for the heads up, hadn't heard about it. I love baseball and would watch any documentary by Ken Burns, his stuff is riveting.
     
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    You have to pick your shots with Burns. Some of his stuff is very good, and some of it is politically partisan tripe.

    Usually you're pretty safe with his sports stuff, but given the strong racial overtones inherent in the Jackie Robinson story, I suspect this will end up being one of his less memorable works.
     
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    In for sure.

    BTW...if this subject interests you, I recommend reading this

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    Guess I must have missed the bad ones. Usually even if it's a subject I care nothing about he manages to make it interesting. Wasn't planning on watching The Dust Bowl but it was amazing, so much stuff I never realized had happened.
     
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    I thought his doc on Jack Johnson was fantastic. Has anyone else seen this?

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    And now the blacks don't even want to play baseball. Bring back the Negro Leagues, I say.

     
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    Crickets....enough already with 42.
     
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    It's actually on for 10 episodes/5weeks. I got pissed when GKR said they were having some documentarian sitting in for an inning (guests blow), but that Burns dude hooked me.
     
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    might be time to watch the doc now that this Mets game is too ugly to stick with. :facepalm:
     
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    I was wrong, it's an excellent show, and I am learning a lot, like it.:)
     
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    Don't like Burns' stuff. He's got a major case of white man's guilt. I'm sure he'll have Jackie up for sainthood.

    My dad said that while of course it was news, when Jackie got called up it wasn't a huge story as they would have you believe now. The Pee Wee Reese incident with Jackie is folklore. A lot of black ballplayers didn't like him. Willie Mays was pressured by Jackie to be more outspoken and resented it. Don't get the worship of him. Sure he took a ton of shit but what was he gonna do? Fight everyone who gave him shit? Quit baseball? I don't think so. Jackie was picked by Branch Rickey to be the one. Without Rickey he would have been just another Negro Leagues player.
     
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    As much as I want to dislike Ken Burns because he just annoys me, every documentary he makes is fascinating.

    The one on WWII "The War" may have been his best. And that's saying something.

     
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    ... comp was freezing up as I hit send. Sorry.
     
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    I think it's excellent. The guy was so tough.
     
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    My dad worshiped Dem Bums. I wish he was around to ask about this.
     
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