Baseball: The National Pastime
Airs Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
This summer, PBS will re-broadcast three episodes of Ken Burns’s landmark 1994 series "Baseball." Join Burns for the classic baseball stories from the Great Depression through the 1950s, from Joe DiMaggio and Satchel Paige to Ted Williams and Jackie Robinson, to Willie Mays and Don Larsen.
This episode airs as part of the lead-up to the September 2010 premiere of Burns and co-director Lynn Novick’s "The Tenth Inning," a new two-part, four-hour documentary series that takes "Baseball" from the 1990s up to the present and explores the sport’s new Golden Age — an era of unprecedented home-run totals, popularity and prosperity — as well as some of baseball’s darkest hours — the steroid era.
Think you know a lot about the history of the game? Take the baseball quiz and find out.
"Baseball: The Capital of Baseball" airs Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 9 p.m.