Burns, the Walpole resident known for his award-winning films such as “Jazz” and “The Civil War,” is rejuvenating his PBS documentary “Baseball” to bring the well-known series up to the 2009 major league season. The Emmy Award-winning film debuted in 1994 and was seen by more than 48 million viewers.
… Originally broken into nine segments (one for each inning in a baseball game), Burns said he will update the film with “The Tenth Inning,” focusing on the player strike in 1994, the New York Yankees dynasty and the team’s new stadium, the role of the game following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the revival of the Boston Red Sox and the emergence of Latin American and Asian players in the major leagues.
… Once completed, the “Tenth Inning” — broken into a pair of two-hour programs — will coincide with a re-broadcast of the original series. Burns said a new chapter will also appear in the book version sometime in the future.
January 9, 2010
Ken Burns will update his “Baseball” documentary
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