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Baseball / Robinson 60th Anniversary / A Talk #857567

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Apr 15, 2007
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) A talk with New York Mets Willie Randolph, former Brooklyn Dodgers announcer Ernie Harwell and "Opening Day" author Jonathan Eig† on the 60th anniversary of the breaking of baseball's color barrier by Jackie Robinson presented; baseball footage and photos shown. [ROBINSON - speaks about the advent of the Negro in organized ball.] [HARWELL - says Jackie had a lot of courage; recounts threat against him.] [EIG - says Robinson showed a new generation how to think about race.] [RANDOLPH - calls Jackie a pioneer, the lessons he provided and how he was an inspiration.] The declining proportion of black players in baseball noted.
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