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1930, sporting fever

Author: David EsparPeter PagnamentaZvi Dor-NerAlfre WoodardMark J DavisAll authors
Publisher: Alexandria, VA : PBS Video, ©1998.
Series: History's best on PBS.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the early 1900's, competitive sports were still not far removed from recreation--more for the player than the spectator. This film follows boxing, baseball, soccer, and more, as sports transition from a modest pastime to a fiercely competitive--and commercial--business to a potent expression of national pride and politics. Throughout, sports fans the world over remember the drama, the thrill, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Documentaries and factual films and video
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Espar; Peter Pagnamenta; Zvi Dor-Ner; Alfre Woodard; Mark J Davis; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); British Broadcasting Corporation.; PBS Video.
OCLC Number: 39743092
Language Note: Closed-captioned. In English and various languages with English voiceovers.
Notes: Originally shown on PBS stations as part of the television series the People's Century, 1900-1999.
Credits: Senior producer, David Espar ; BBC executive producer, Peter Pagnamenta ; executive producer, Zvi Dor-Ner ; narrator, Alfre Woodard ; camera, Brian Dowley ; music, Ray Loring.
Performer(s): Narrator: Alfre Woodard.
Description: 1 videocassette (56 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: History's best on PBS.
Other Titles: Sporting fever, 1930
People's century (Television program)
Responsibility: a coproduction of WGBH Boston and BBC ; written, produced and edited by Mark J. Davis.

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In the early 1900's, competitive sports were still not far removed from recreation--more for the player than the spectator. This film follows boxing, baseball, soccer, and more, as sports transition from a modest pastime to a fiercely competitive--and commercial--business to a potent expression of national pride and politics. Throughout, sports fans the world over remember the drama, the thrill, the exhilaration--and the patriotism--their favorite athletes and sports teams aroused. Includes a look at the role of American sportswriters, and live radio and television broadcasting of sporting events.

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