Great American Sports Stories Series

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Diamonds in the Rough - Legacy of Japanese-American Baseball
"A perfect example of what the game of baseball has meant to all Americans." -Ted Spencer, National Baseball Hall of Fame "Baseball, and an unlikely hero, sustained hope for Japanese-Americans…
Dreamfield: The Story of the "Field of Dreams"
CINE Golden Eagle Award Gold Apple Award -NEMN Awards "A luminous, heart warming piece of film making." -Ray Richmond, L.A. Daily News "A warm slice of Americana." -Milton Kent, The…

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Being Evel - A Candid Look at Daredevil Evel Knievel
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Fastball - The Magic Behind Baseball's Fastest Pitch
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Aging in America: The Years Ahead - A Groundbreaking Look at What it Means to Grow Older
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Aspen - The Daily Activities of a Popular Winter Destination
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Boxing Gym - The Patrons of a Texas Gym
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Boston - The History of the Boston Marathon
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The Sheik - Wrestling Champion Khosrow Vaziri
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