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American Experience; Joe Dimaggio: The Hero's Life

02/02/2001

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Series
American Experience
Program
Joe Dimaggio: The Hero's Life
Program Number

1209C2

Series Description

Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

Program Description

He was one of the greatest sports heroes ever - and one of the most unlikely. Raised in a poor Italian fishing community in San Francisco, Joe DiMaggio joined the New York Yankees in 1936 and quickly rose to become the star of baseball's golden age. He was graceful, elegant and inspiring; his 56-game hitting streak electrified the nation. But Joe was always obsessed with being perfect, and over time became bitter and cynical about his celebrity. After his tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe, he turned to cashing in on his fame. Narrator: Richard Ben Cramer

Duration

01:26:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; Joe Dimaggio: The Hero's Life,” 02/02/2001, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3AFD06D4819441A0BA447BA2F612EA83.
MLA: “American Experience; Joe Dimaggio: The Hero's Life.” 02/02/2001. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3AFD06D4819441A0BA447BA2F612EA83>.
APA: American Experience; Joe Dimaggio: The Hero's Life. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3AFD06D4819441A0BA447BA2F612EA83
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