Meet Ken Burns as KCET and the Dodgers Celebrate His New Project, The Tenth Inning
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The first 40,000 fans through the gates will be sitting pretty after snagging a Dodgers inflatable chair to take home. Of course, there's also the big rivalry game between the Blue Crew and the Giants, who're already battling it out at the top of the NL West. With the hot-hitting Adrian Gonzalez and Juan Uribe at the corners, the Dodgers are covered both offensively and defensively, while Kershaw, Ryu, Greinke and Haren lead a strong pitching staff. Dee Gordon is leading the league in stolen bases too. San Francisco's got first baseman Brandon Belt belting them out, and pitchers Tim Hudson and Madison Bumgarner are tops on the team in ERA. Learn More
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The ticket includes admission to the exclusive KCET pre-game reception at the Loge Terrace with complimentary dinner and drinks, and the opportunity to meet Ken Burns. Guests also receive a special KCET goody bag.
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KCET celebrates the launch of Ken Burns’ latest project,* *The Tenth Inning, with a special Dodgers game and pre-game reception. Watch Ken throw out the first pitch, and then watch your Los Angeles Dodgers take on the San Diego Padres. Your ticket includes admission to the game and an exclusive pre-game party with Ken Burns. And best of all … all-you-can-eat Dodger Dogs!
About The Tenth Inning:
The Tenth Inning, a new two-part, four-hour documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that picks up where Burns’s landmark 1994 series _Baseball _left off, will air Tuesday September 28th and Wednesday September 29th, 2010, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings). The program is directed by Burns and Novick and written and produced by David McMahon, Novick and Burns. *
*_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.
Combining extraordinary highlights, stunning still photographs, popular music of the period, and insightful commentary by players, managers, experts and fans, Burns and Novick’s _The Tenth Inning _interweaves the story of the national pastime with the story of America. In an age of globalization, deregulation and speculation, the film demonstrates that baseball has continued to be a mirror of the country – at its best and at its worst. The film also movingly shows that when America felt most threatened, following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, baseball offered common ground, providing Americans with solace, distraction, and the hope that things could one day return to normal.