Jackie Robinson (film)

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Jackie Robinson
GenreDocumentary film
Written byDavid McMahon & Sarah Burns
Directed byKen Burns, Sarah Burns & David McMahon
StarringJamie Foxx
Narrated byKeith David
Theme music composerWynton Marsalis and Doug Wamble
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodesTwo
Production
Producer(s)Sarah Burns, David McMahon, Ken Burns
CinematographyBuddy Squires
Editor(s)Lewis Erksine, Ted Raviv
Running time4 h (240 min)
Production company(s)Florentine Films
DistributorPublic Broadcasting Service
Release
Original networkPBS
Original release
  • April 11, 2016 (2016-04-11)
External links
Website

Jackie Robinson is a 2016 documentary film directed by Ken Burns. It debuted as a two-part series, the first half premiering on April 11, 2016, and the second half airing the night after. It concerns the life of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play in the major leagues of baseball in the modern era.

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The documentary film is narrated by Keith David, and features the voice of Jamie Foxx as Jackie Robinson. A series of noted commentators give background information. They include:

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