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Independent Lens Episode: "A League of Ordinary Gentlemen"

Season 7, Episode 21
Episode Synopsis: “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.
Original Air Date: Apr 25, 2006
Guest Cast Pete Weber Chris Barnes Walter Ray Williams Jr.

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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