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Keith David Narrates PBS Documentary, 'The Tenth Inning', Airing 9/28-29

The upcoming PBS documentary, "The Tenth Inning", will be narrated by Tony nominee, Keith David. The new two-part, four-hour documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick picks up where Burns’s 1994 series BASEBALL left off. The documentary will air Tuesday-Wednesday, September 28-29, 8:00-10:00 pm ET on PBS. 

Keith David has appeared in several films including 'Crash', 'There's Something About Mary', 'Barbershop' and 'Men at Work'. David received a Tony Award nomination in 1992 for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his performance in JELLY'S LAST JAM. In 2006, he appeared on Broadway in the musical, Hot Feet. David can be heard as the voice of Dr. Facilier in Disney's 'The Princess and the Frog'.

THE TENTH INNING tells the tumultuous story of America’s national pastime from the early 1990s to the present day, introducing an unforgettable array of players, teams and fans, celebrating the game’s resilience and enduring appeal, and showcasing both extraordinary accomplishments — and devastating losses and disappointments. 

The film highlights dramatic developments that transformed the game: the crippling 1994 strike that left many fans disillusioned with their heroes; the increasing dominance of Latino and Asian players who turned baseball into a truly international game; baseball’s skyrocketing profits, thanks to new stadiums, interleague play, and the wild card; the rise of a new Yankee Dynasty; the Red Sox’ historic World Series victory; the astonishing feats of Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Barry Bonds; and the revelations about performance-enhancing drugs that cast a shadow on many of the era’s greatest stars and their accomplishments.

The film will air 16 years after the original Emmy Award-winning, nine-part documentary series BASEBALL debuted in 1994 during The Players’ strike. The original series was seen by more than 43 million viewers, making it the most-watched program in PBS history. 

THE TENTH INNING will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on October 5, 2010. Boasting two hours of bonus features, the DVD and Blu-ray also feature deleted scenes and exclusive interviews. Additionally, a new DVD box set including the entire original BASEBALL series and THE TENTH INNING will be available. 

For more information, visit www.pbs.org

 



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