Jackie Robinson (2016)

Status: Ended

Airdate: 2016-04-11

Runtime: 2 hours

Genre(s): Documentary

Language(s): English

Description

Jack Roosevelt Robinson rose from humble origins to cross baseball’s color line and become one of the most beloved men in America. A fierce integrationist, Robinson used his immense fame to speak out against the discrimination he saw on and off the field, angering fans, the press, and even teammates who had once celebrated him for “turning the other cheek.” After baseball, he was a widely-read newspaper columnist, divisive political activist and tireless advocate for civil rights, who later struggled to remain relevant as diabetes crippled his body and a new generation of leaders set a more militant course for the civil rights movement.

Episode Title Rating Airdate Skipped Watched
Normal Episodes 2
Season 1 2
Cast 29
Rachel Robinson - Herself
Barack Obama - Himself
Michelle Obama - Herself
Willie Mays - Himself
Harry Belafonte - Himself
Red Barber - Himself
David Robinson - Himself
Sharon Robinson - Herself
Carl Furillo - Himself
Ralph Branca - Himself
Don Newcombe - Himself
Vin Scully - Himself
Gerald Early - Himself
Jonathan Eig - Himself
Carly Simon - Herself
Myron Uhlberg - Himself
Tom Brokaw - Himself
Minnie Minoso - Himself
Howard Bryant - Himself
Alton Waldon - Himself
Carl Erskine - Himself
Roger Kahn - Himself
George Will - Himself
William Branch - Himself
William Anderson - Himself
Yohuru Williams - Himself
Marty Edelman - Himself
Jamie Foxx - Jackie Robinson (Voice)
Keith David - Narrator
Directing 3
Ken Burns - Director
Sarah Burns - Director
David McMahon - Director
Writing 2
Sarah Burns - Writer
David McMahon - Writer
Sound 2
Wynton Marsalis - Music
Doug Wamble - Music
Camera 1
Buddy Squires - Director of Photography
Editing 4
Lewis Erskine - Editor
Ted Raviv - Editor
George O'Donnell - Editor
Ja'Tovia Gary - Assistant Editor
Network 1
PBS

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