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FRONTLINE; Chasing the Basketball Dream

04/02/1984


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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Chasing the Basketball Dream
Program Number

210

Series Description

Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

Program Description

College sports focusing on two high school students' experience getting recruited. Many young men, especially many poor blacks in the nation's cities, dream of making it big by playing basketball. Correspondent Charlie Cobb looks at some who make it, and many who will not, and at many of the issues in high school and college sports today. College recruiters seek the best of them, promising an education in exchange for play. But seventy-five percent never get a college degree because, as this film suggests, colleges are too busy with their big-time sports programs to be concerned with educating their players.

Duration

00:57:51

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
News
Public Affairs
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Chasing the Basketball Dream,” 04/02/1984, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2B7B64E9EE8F4E96B3242B13E43E47FE.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Chasing the Basketball Dream.” 04/02/1984. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2B7B64E9EE8F4E96B3242B13E43E47FE>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Chasing the Basketball Dream. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2B7B64E9EE8F4E96B3242B13E43E47FE
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