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 PBS America - interesting documentary
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sun 3 Feb 23:13

Monday at 12:50pm.

About Jackie Robinson the first black player in Major League Baseball - highlights the racial issues of the period.

Don’t be put off if you don’t like baseball, that is background setting.
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 Re: PBS America - interesting documentary
Topic Originator: calpar  
Date:   Mon 4 Feb 01:29

Pbs america 😂
Goodlife and fawlty towers, make me larf
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 Re: PBS America - interesting documentary
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Mon 4 Feb 09:40

Maybe they broadcast different stuff in the USA ?

Or you are thinking of BBC America perhaps ?

Largely documentary and historical content here from what I've seen.

An excellent programme on Prohibition recently.
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 Re: PBS America - interesting documentary
Topic Originator: elvis_lives  
Date:   Mon 4 Feb 10:03

All the Ken Burns films are excellent.
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 Re: PBS America - interesting documentary
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Tue 5 Feb 18:31

Absolutely, the Civil War series was superb.

The Jackie Robinson story was fascinating, a very brave man to breach the unwritten colour ban in MLB.

I knew he had been court martialed (not guilty) as an officer in the US Army 1944 for refusing to move seat on a bus on a military camp.

Did not know his older brother Mark was a silver medalist at the 1936 Olympics - would have been gold except Jesse Owens was also in the 200 sprint.

Or that Joe Louis had pulled strings to get him a commission in the military.

The programme was an expose of racism in its various ugly forms in the USA at the time.
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