Baseball and Race

3 segments
Boston fans have long blamed The Red Sox failure to win the World Series on "the curse of the bambino", but sports journalist Howard Bryant traces it to their reluctance to sign contracts with Hall-of-Famers Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays. He explores the history of racism in Boston baseball, Shut Out. Australian director Phillip Noyce, responsible for such films as Dead Calm and Patriot Games discusses his new film, Rabbit Proof Fence. Plus, Ashley Kahn on the life of legendary jazz musician John Coltrane, John Coltrane: A Love Supreme.