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Ken Burns: Jackie Robinson 2-DVD Set

Ken Burns: Jackie Robinson 2-DVD Set

Ken Burns: Jackie Robinson tells of the story of Jack Roosevelt Robinson a sharecropper's son who elevated an entire race and country when he broke major league baseball's color barrier in 1947. The film illuminates Robinson's place as a leader and icon of the civil rights movement whose exemplary life and aspirational message of equality continues to inspire generations of Americans. Bonus Extras include a short piece about a little league team in Philadelphia that has a special affinity for Robinson, a piece about Wynton Marsalis's recording session for the show, and a string of clips featuring our interviewees talking about their first encounter with Robinson. 

This DVD features subtitles in English and Spanish 

Bonus Material: 
-The Anderson Monarchs: A short piece about a little league team in Philadelphia that has a special affinity for Robinson. ~ 4min 

-Outtakes: A string of clips featuring our interviewees talking about their first encounter with Robinson. ~ 12min 

-A conversation with the filmmakers: A piece produced by Eric Yeater of PBS interviewing Ken Burns, Dave McMahon and Sarah Burns about the making of the film, research and working with Rachel Robinson


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