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Season 7, Episode 21 A League of Ordinary Gentlemen

First Aired: April 25, 2006

“A League of Ordinary Gentlemen” chronicles the 2003 Professional Bowlers Association season and efforts to increase interest in the game. The film also highlights the ups and downs of pro bowlers Pete Weber, Chris Barnes, Wayne Webb and Walter Ray Williams Jr. as they vie for the league championship and try to return respectability to the sport. “The reason that bowling gets no respect in this country is that bowlers get no respect in this country,” laments journalist Bernie Goldberg.

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  • Premiered: August 9, 1999
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films. (more)

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