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Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns 2010

Season 1
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In PBS' BASEBALL, join Ken Burns for the classic baseball stories from the Great Depression to the present.

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1. Our Game

In New York City, in the 1840s, people need a diversion from the "railroad pace" at which they work and live. They find it in a game of questionable origins.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 1 hour, 53 minutes Release date: September 18, 1994
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2. Something Like a War

In 1894, a sportwriter named Byron Bancroft "Ban" Johnson takes over a struggling minor league - the Western League - and turns it into a financial success.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 1 hour, 44 minutes Release date: September 19, 1994
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3. The Faith of 5 Million People

Before and after World War I, a steady stream of immigrants lands on the shores of America. They want instantly to become American. To pursue the American dream. To play the American game.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 1 hour, 57 minutes Release date: September 20, 1994
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4. A National Heirloom

The 1920s begin with America trying to recover from World War I and baseball trying to recover from the scandal of the 1919 World Series.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 1 hour, 54 minutes Release date: September 21, 1994
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5. Shadow Ball

Throughout America, and even on the baseball diamonds in New York's Central Park, thousands of homeless people build shantytowns called "Hoovervilles." More than ever, America needs heroes. And even as it struggles to make it through the Depression, baseball provides them.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 2 hours, 3 minutes Release date: September 22, 1994
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6. The National Pastime

In Europe, in the Pacific, on the homefront, both African-Americans and whites fight to make the world safe for democracy. When the world ends, Major League Baseball becomes, in fact, what it has always claimed to be: the national pastime.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 2 hours, 28 minutes Release date: September 25, 1994
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7. The Capitol of Baseball

Americans are on the move. Moving to the suburbs. Moving across the country. They are, it seems, restless. Of course, if you're a baseball fan in New York, you don't want to move. You're in baseball heaven.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 2 hours, 11 minutes Release date: September 26, 1994
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8. A Whole New Ball Game

The 1960s are a turbulent decade for America. There are race riots, anti-war protests, hippies, Woodstock. It is also a turbulent decade for baseball, as one by one its "sacred" institutions fall.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 1 hour, 54 minutes Release date: September 27, 1994
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9. Home

America and the world are seeing more changes then at any time in history. And so is baseball.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 2 hours, 25 minutes Release date: September 28, 1994
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10. The Tenth Inning - Top of the Tenth

In an age of globalization and deregulation, a cataclysmic strike over money and power brings baseball to the brink. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, players on every team must make life altering decisions about how far they are willing to go to succeed.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 1 hour, 56 minutes Release date: September 28, 2010
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11. The Tenth Inning - Bottom of the Tenth

As the new millenium dawns, Baseball is more popular and profitable than ever, but suspicions and revelations about performance enhancing drugs keep surfacing, calling the integrity of the game itself into question.

TV-PG CC Language: English Runtime: 2 hours, 4 minutes Release date: September 29, 2010
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