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Hot Nights; Boston's Marathon Man


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Hot Nights
Boston's Marathon Man
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Series Description

1979 series of films acquired by WGBH - some by local independent filmmakers. Titles include: LOVE IT LIKE A FOOL by Susan Wengraf; PORTRAITS FROM THE 2 O'CLOCK by Fred Simon; BOSTON'S MARATHON MAN by Nancy Porter; THE FEMALE LINE by Pam Peabody; TATTOO by Whit Rummel; CHARLEEN by Ross McElwee; ISADORA DUNCAN: THE BIGGEST DANCER IN THE WORLD by Ken Russell; FEAR AND LOATHING ON THE ROAD TO HOLLYWOOD by Hunter Thompson; ISAAC SINGER'S NIGHTMARE; BUKOWSKI; DEAL; HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MRS. CRAIG! Series release date: 1979

Program Description

Bill Rodger’s attempt and failure to win the 1977 Boston Marathon. In light of his past two victories and recent visit to the White House, a revealing look at how gets ready for a race.



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Film and Television
Chicago: “Hot Nights; Boston's Marathon Man,” 07/03/1979, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 25, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7CCE6F7D26194D8FB9ED834DFEEB2471.
MLA: “Hot Nights; Boston's Marathon Man.” 07/03/1979. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 25, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7CCE6F7D26194D8FB9ED834DFEEB2471>.
APA: Hot Nights; Boston's Marathon Man. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7CCE6F7D26194D8FB9ED834DFEEB2471
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