CBS Evening News for Sunday, Aug 06, 1989
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Baseball and the Pete Rose gambling case featured; details given of legal maneuvering between Rose and baseball commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti; scenes shown. [GIAMATTI - says he will listen to reasonable ideas.] "Pent house" magazine story about Paul Janszen's allegations about Rose's gambling habits quoted. [Sports attorney Jim CROWLEY - discusses undercurrent of resentment in Cincinnati community about ongoing nature of Rose case.] [Columnist Tim SULLIVAN - says this is the "death of a god."] Report introduced.
(Chicago, Illinois: Bruce Morton) American's love affair with baseball featured; scenes shown from minor leagues. [Minor league player Doug ROBBINS - comments.] [In historical film, player Lou GEHRIG - makes his "luckiest man" speech.] [Author David HALBERSTAM - recalls anecdote about Joe DiMaggio.] [Author Roger KAHN - explains how baseball linked him and son.] [Former Chicago Cubs player Ernie BANKS - praises game.] Scenes shown from various games and from movie "Field of Dreams". [Minor leaguer Jack VOIGHT - says he will play as long as he can.] [KAHN - quotes poet easterne. cummings.]
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