BASEBALL Extends Into THE TENTH INNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reply Sun 30 May, 2010 03:21 pm
Ken Burn's monumental and epic documentary series Baseball is one of the best documentary ever to be created on the medium of film!! Now we have extra innings!!

Chronicles the Sports Past 15 years


PBS Press Tour; Los Angeles, CA; January 7, 2009 " PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) announced today that it will air the new Ken Burns documentary film, THE TENTH INNING, in the fall of 2010. The program is co-directed by Burns and longtime colleague Lynn Novick and co-written and produced by Burns, Novick and David McMahon. The special will coincide with a re-broadcast of the original nine-part documentary series, BASEBALL, which debuted in 1994 and was seen by more than 48 million viewers.

Set to air 16 years after the landmark Emmy Award-winning series captivated American viewers, THE TENTH INNING will follow baseball’s trajectory from 1993 through 2008, beginning where the original series left off. Produced in association with Major League Baseball Productions, the film celebrates baseball’s enduring appeal and showcases the unforgettable heroics and achievements on the field over the past 15 years, vividly presented against a backdrop of the social and cultural history of America during this same period. It also details the tumultuous times the sport faced during this era, from performance-enhancing drugs to the players’ strike that tested the loyalty of many fans.

“So much has transpired in baseball since we last examined the game and all of its many nuances” said Ken Burns. “Above all, this new installment furthers a sense of celebration and introspection around one of our nation’s greatest institutions, the seemingly simple stick and ball game whose infinite variations and possibilities have entranced our ever-changing nation for nearly 200 years.”

“Ken and I are passionate baseball fans ourselves, so it’s a project that resonates with us on many levels,” added Lynn Novick. “We were extremely fortunate to capture a cross-section of compelling perspectives on the game, and gain a deeper understanding of what it means in our ever-changing world.”

“We’re thrilled to revisit BASEBALL with Ken, Lynn and all of the talented folks at Florentine Films,” said John Boland, PBS Chief Content Officer. “For all of the loyal viewers who have clamored over the years for a new chapter of BASEBALL, we can now officially say it’s time to ‘play ball’ once again.”

Many familiar faces from the first nine installments of the series will add their welcome perspectives on events of the last fifteen years, including writers Roger Angell, Dan Okrent, Gerald Early, and Doris Kearns Goodwin as well as broadcaster Bob Costas. The film will also feature revealing interviews with player/managers Felipe Alou and Joe Torre, players Omar Vizquel and Ichiro Suzuki, writers Marcos Breton and Howard Bryant, and other players, managers, writers and fans from across the country, as well as overseas.

THE TENTH INNING is a production of Florentine Films and WETA Washington, DC.

Reply Sun 30 May, 2010 03:24 pm
nice, baseball is one of my favourite documentaries
Region Philbis
Reply Sun 30 May, 2010 03:34 pm

putting it on my wish list...
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Reply Sun 30 May, 2010 03:37 pm
when the documentary was first on, i was working long hours, many nights i'd fall asleep watching it, odd thing, it was repeated later in the night, actually early in the morning, and most times i'd wake up with the tv on, and watch the rest from almost the exact moment i'd first fallen asleep
Joe Nation
Reply Sun 30 May, 2010 05:12 pm
I seem to remember having the same 'wake-up' experience.

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