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JACKIE ROBINSON rose from humble origins to cross baseball's color line and become one of the most beloved men in America. Featuring intimate and revealing interviews with his family and rarely seen photographs and film footage, documentary tells the extraordinary story of an American icon whose lifelong battle for first class citizenship for all African Americans transcends even his remarkable athletic achievements.

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Features:

  • Length: 240 minutes on 2 Discs
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 2
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Production Year: 2016
  • Country of Origin: United States

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AV Benefit Why the AV version? Because it provides additional usage options for PBS videos. AV versions come with limited performance rights so they can be shown in classrooms, at PTA meetings, during after school programs, and transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a building or on a single campus. They also can be enjoyed in admission-free public screenings, which also makes them ideal for use by library patrons and businesses involved in community clubs and organizations.
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Professional Reviews:

"The Obamas discuss the importance of a strong marriage in Ken Burns' Jackie Robinson doc. 'I don't think you would've had Jackie Robinson without Rachel', says First Lady Michelle Obama in an exclusive clip". - Entertainment Weekly Online

"It should make for some interesting viewing" - Tampa Tribune Online

"...in this clip exclusively for AARP...This clip is an extra feature on the Blu-ray and digital version of Burns's Robinson, on sale April 12" - AARP.org

"As much as I thought I knew about Jackie Robinson, I found that my knowledge was two dimensional in nature. This film paints a more three dimensional portrait of him, on all fronts, delving into his left well after he left baseball. I can't say enough about Jackie Robinson as a film. I loved it. Kudos to Ken Burns and his team. He continues to be the premiere documentary filmmaker of his time." - AVS Forum

"Making great use of extensive interviews with Robinson's widow, Rachel, Burns ranges well beyond the story of how the Brooklyn Dodger became the first African American to play in the major leagues." - LA times

"Ken Burns on Jackie Robinson: 'The Most Important Person in the History of American Sports'" "The new two-part PBS documentary Jackie Robinson examines the legendary, boundary-breaking baseball player's life beyond the field."...this two-part, four-hour series proves his case." - Daily Beast

"Ken Burns' Jackie Robinson' is the new, must-see four hour documentary, directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon." - Film Crave

"It all comes together to make another fascinating look at a piece of American history from the noted documentary filmmaker." - Chicago Tribune

"Jackie Robinson as You Don't Know Him--But Should" "The Robinson story has always been too simple and sanitized; a new documentary paints a richer picture." "It would be too much to call him the Jackie Robinson of the documentary form--but the ways he has shaped and defined the field surely make him one its great contemporary pioneers. The job he and his two collaborators have done in this latest project does full and moving justice to another--entirely timeless--pioneer." - Time.com

"This work tells the full arc of Robinson's life and it's a fascinating one. Just start watching and in ten minutes you'll know you made the right decision." - Huffington Post

"Neil Genzlinger described Part 2 as 'completing a portrait of an eventful life that, in the popular mind, is often confined to the ball field.' - The New York Times

"The latest documentary to bear the imprint of Ken Burns is an engrossing chronicle of Jackie Robinson, who rose from humble beginnings to cross baseball's color line with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947." "It's Rachel's interviews that turn this doc into a bases-loaded home run." - North Jersey.com

"Ken Burns' Jackie Robinson (PBS) is precisely the sort of viewing experience that public television and, of course, Burns, does best: It's expansive, detailed, and invested with great care...This four-hour documentary...is an important addition to the historical record of racism in the U.S., and yet another essential work from Burns." - Courier Post

3.5 out of 4 stars
"Highly recommended."

Product Description

Features:

  • Length: 240 minutes on 2 Discs
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 2
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Production Year: 2016
  • Country of Origin: United States

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  • Ken Burns: Jackie Robinson

    Ken Burns: Jackie Robinson
    JACKIE 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.
    Featuring intimate and revealing interviews with his family and rarely seen photographs and film footage, this two-part, four-hour documentary tells the extraordinary story of an American icon whose lifelong battle for first class citizenship for all African Americans transcends even his remarkable athletic achievements. "Jackie Robinson," Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "was a sit-inner before sit-ins, a freedom rider before freedom rides."

    SPECIAL FEATURES
    The Anderson Monarchs Outtakes A conversation with the filmmakers

    This DVD features subtitles in English and Spanish