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Saturday, August 05, 2017

PBS to air Ted Williams documentary as part of American Masters series

MLB announced Friday that PBS will profile Red Sox legend Ted Williams as part of its acclaimed American Masters series. The film, co-produced by MLB, Albert M. Tapper, David Ortiz’ Big Papi Productions, and Nick Davis Productions, will air next summer in recognition of the 100th anniversary of Williams’ birth.

“A major American cultural figure whose story has never been properly told, Ted Williams is a fitting first,”American Masters series executive producer Michael Kantor said in a press release. “This film will reveal the man behind the legendary .406 batting average: complex, misunderstood and profoundly human.”....

The press release promises the documentary will cover “how he was driven by shame over his Mexican-American background, humiliation over his father’s weakness, and a deep rage over his mother’s virtual abandonment of him and his younger brother,” while also delving into his “complicated relationships with his family, teammates, press, fans and himself.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 05, 2017 at 01:25 PM | 3 comment(s)
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