Season 20, Episode 8 Roberto Clemente

First Aired: April 21, 2008

A profile of baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente (1934-72), who's remembered as much for his humanitarian work as for his on-field exploits. Interviewees include his widow, Vera; biographer David Maraniss ("Clemente"); George Will ("Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball); Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda; and former teammates. Jimmy Smits narrates.

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  • Premiered: October 4, 1988
  • Rating: TV-PG
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  • Premise: This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen… (more)

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