Monday, January 24, 2011

"The Tenth Inning" Premieres on WSBE Rhode Island PBS

THE TENTH INNING is a two-part, four-hour documentary film directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. A new chapter in Burns's landmark 1994 series, BASEBALLTHE TENTH INNING tells the tumultuous story of the national pastime from the 1990s to the present day. THE TENTH INNING airs on Thursdays, beginning January 27 at 9 P.M. on WSBE, over the air on digital 36.1; on cable: Cox/Verizon/Full Channel 08, Comcast subscribers please check listings for local channel; on satellite: DirecTV 36, Dish Network 7776.

Introducing an unforgettable array of players, teams and fans, the film showcases the era's extraordinary accomplishments and heroics — as well as its devastating losses and disappointments.

Combining extraordinary highlights, stunning still photographs, and insightful commentary by players, managers, and fans, THE TENTH INNING interweaves the story of the national pastime with the story of America.