April 11 – 12 at 8PM on MPB TV
Examine the life and times of Jackie Robinson, who crossed baseball’s color line in 1947, in a new four hour, two-part series, by documentarian, Ken Burns.
Part One – Monday, April 11 at 8PM on MPB TV
Robinson rises from humble origins to integrate Major League Baseball, performing brilliantly despite the threats and abuse he faces on and off the field and, in the process, challenges the prejudiced notions of what a black man can achieve.
Part Two – Tuesday, April 12 at 8PM on MPB TV
Robinson uses his fame to speak out against injustice, alienating many who had once lauded him for “turning the other cheek.” After baseball, he seeks ways to fight inequality, but as he faces a crippling illness, he struggles to remain relevant.