NBC Evening News for Monday, Apr 11, 1977
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(Studio) Jackie Robinson's entrance into baseball, for Brooklyn (New York) Dodgers in 1947, began revolution in sports. Robinson and man who brought him into majors, Branch Rickey are dead, but revolution was successful.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(No location given) Robinson's career and significance in sports noted. (1972 interview shown.) [ROBINSON - cites example of Philadelphia as toughest, most degrading in early years, include taunts of Ben Chapman and other Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) Phillies.] [Ex-Dodger Joe BLACK - says Robinson took abuse in trying to prove blacks could compete on equal basis. Cites ex. of Kunta Kinte's whipping in "Roots" (TV show.) Says then there was no one like Don Newcombe or self to help Robinson.] [New York (New York) Yankees player Reggie JACKSON - cites importance of Robinson's career; says he couldn't have stood up under pressure Robinson did.]
REPORTER: Dick Schaap
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