April 12, 2016: Bernie vs. Hillary. Ted Cruz. Larry King. NYC Parks

The political climate is heating up here in New York as Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton prepare to duke it out Thursday night in Brooklyn. So what can we expect when they take center stage for their debate later this week? Political analyst and Sanders supporter Nomiki Konst joins Mike Morey, a Clinton backer and the former communications director for New York Senator Chuck Schumer, for a preview of the much anticipated debate. The gloves have been off for quite some time, and as the New York primary campaign wages on, there’s little suggestion the tides will change. Indeed, Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s first appearance in the city was met with jeering and heckling. Even Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. had words for the candidate, calling him a “hypocrite.” He explains his position with us. Next, the remarkable life of baseball legend Jackie Robinson is the focus of Ken Burns latest series airing tonight on PBS. Years since the baseball luminary’s passing, he continues to excite public fascination, but for those who actually lived this history firsthand, it left an indelible mark. Media legend Larry King shares what it was like to witness Robinson take to the field for the first time. Finally, anyone who has visited Central Park knows it’s not just a walk in any old park, but a 750-acre nature oasis in the middle of a bustling metropolis. Well, tune in tonight and prepare to explore the city parks that have transformed the face of our country. The PBS and WTTW series 10 That Changed America transports viewers to the public spaces that have influenced the way we live, work, and play. Of course, Central Park and the High Line get their 15 minutes and for good reason.

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> TONIGHT ON 'METROFOCUS,' THE BATTLE FOR NEW YORK CONTINUES AS DEMOCRATS AND BERN COUNTRY AND HILLARY PREPARE TOO DO BATTLE IN BROOKLYN THURSDAY.

WE HAVE A PREVIEW.

AND WHY IS SENATOR CRUZ BEIN CALLED A HYPOCRITE AS KEN BURNS' JACKIE ROBINSO SERIES CONTINUES, A LOOK BACK AT THE FIRST GAME JACKIE ROBINSON PLAYED IN THE BIG LEAGUES.

LARRY KING WAS THERE WE'RE TAKING YOU FROM CENTRA PARK TO THE HIGHLINE IN A QUES TO UNCOVER THE TEN CITY PARK THAT'S CHANGED AMERICA ALL THAT AND MORE AS 'METROFOCUS' STARTS RIGHT NOW.

Announcer: THIS I 'METROFOCUS.

WITH RAFAEL PI ROMAN, JACK FOR AND JENNA FLANAGAN FUNDING FOR THIS PROGRAM WAS PROVIDED BY --

> GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE I'M JENNA FLANAGAN WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH THE DEBATE THAT HAS NEW YORKERS BUZZING BERNIE SANDERS VERSUS HILLAR CLINTON.

THE BROOKLYN-BORN CANDIDATE AN THE STATE'S FORMER SENATOR TAK CENTER STAGE THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD FOR THEIR FIRST AND ONLY DEBATE IN NEW YORK AHEAD OF NEXT WEEK' CRUCIAL PRIMARY.

SO WHAT CAN WE EXPECT WHEN THI GET TOGETHER LATER THIS WEEK HERE WITH A PREVIEW IS DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST AND BERNIE SANDERS SUPPORTER.

WE'RE ALSO JOINED BY MIKE MOREY, THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE PUBLIC AFFAIRS AGENCY AND FORMER COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR FOR NE YORK SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER HE'S BACKING HILLARY CLINTON WELCOME TO YOU BOTH.

THANKS.

SO THIS DEBATE COMING UP, WHAT OR IF THERE SOMETHING THA BERNIE SANDERS CAN DO TO CUT POSSIBLY INTO HILLARY CLINTON' LEAD SHE HAS A BIG LEAD

SHE HAS A MUCH SPLAULER LEAD.

2 1/DWO WEEKS AGO SHE WAS UP B 40% NOUXT SHE'S UP BY JUST OVE 10%. THAT ACE HUGE DIFFERENCE IN TH LAST COUPLE MUCH WEEKS SINCE BERN JIY SANDERS HAS OPENED AN OFFICE IN NEW YORK STATE HIS MESSAGE IS RESONATING VERY WELL THIS IS A VERY DIFFERENT STATE THAN IT WAS IN 2008 WHEN HILLARY CLINTON LEFT OFFICE.

WE'VE GONE THROUGH A RECESSION COMMUNITIES OF COLOR HAVE BEEN DECIMATED BY THE EFFECTS OF WALL STREET, GENDER FRICTION.

YOU HAVE WALL STREET BANKS LOANING MONEY OUT OF CONTROL T DEVELOPERS BUILDING ACROSS NEW YORK CITY.

WE HAVE THE FARMLANDS THAT HAV BEEN WRECKED BY -- IN UPSTAT NEW YORK WRECKED BURY FRACKING THESE ARE ALL ISSUES THAT WORK DIRECTLY AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON'S RECORD BERNIE SANDERS WAS FOR THE $15 MINIMUM WAGE YOU BIT THAT WILL HAVE AN EFFECT IN UPSTATE NEW YORK, WESTERN NEW YORK, IN NEW YORK CITY HILLARY CLINTON EVEN THOUG SHE'S FOR THE $12 MINIMUM WAGE SHE TRIED TO TAKE CREDIT FOR I THIS WEEK WITH GOVERNOR CUOMO.

I THINK JUST SHOEPING UP WIT THE GOVERNOR WON'T BE WELL IT WILL PLAY VERY LARGE ACROSS NEW YORK STATE I THINK HIS MESSAGE OF ECONOMI INEQUALITY, FIGHTING AGAINST TRADE THAT HILLARY CLINTON HAS BEEN FOR IN THE '90s, THAT'S WRECKED WESTERN NEW YORK ROCHESTER AND BINGHAM TORN THOSE ARE THE MESSAGES THAT WILL PLAY WELL ACROSS THE STATE BERNIE SANDERS WHEN WE LOOK AT TWO YEARS AGO WHEN -- RAN AS A UNKNOWN AND BIT INTO GOVERNO WELCOME MOOS'S LEAD AND GOT TH LEAD THINK OF WHAT BERNIE SANDERS WITH A NATIONAL MOVEMENT FOR HIM RIGHT NOW, A COLLECTION OF $27 DONATION THAT'S HAVE HIT RECORDS LEVELS IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS, THAT'S REALLY GOING TO PLAY WELL IN THIS PRIMARY.

SO I EXPECT THAT HE'LL DO MUCH BETTER THAN MOST PEOPLE THINK.

BUT FOR SECRETARY CLINTON THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF TALK O HER HAVING AN ENTHUSIASM GAP HOW DOES THEY MAINTAIN THE ENERGY

SURE.

THE AMAZING THING, THIS NOTION ONE, THE MOST RECENT POLL HA ABOVE BERNIE SANDERS IN NEW YORK AND SHE'LL WIN NEW YORK BY DOUBLE DIGITS.

BUT THE NOTION THERE'S A ENTHUSIASM GAP, IF THERE'S ENTHUSIASM ABOUT SANDERS, WH DOES HILLARY CLINTON HAVE 2.

MILLION MORE VOTES THAN SANZER DOES NEW YORKERS KNOW HILARY CLIN NLT.

UPSTATE KNOWS HILLARY CLINTON, DOWNSTATE.

SHE HAD A SUCCESSFUL RECORD AS A SENATOR SHXT WAS ONE OF TH LEADING ADVOCATES TO GET MONEY FOR 9/11 AFTER THE AK AT THATS SHE AS A GOOD RECORD IN UPSTAT NEW YORK I'M CONFIDENT IN HER ABILITY T HAVE A DOUBLE DIGIT WIN.

WHAT WE'RE STARTING TO SEE T BERNIE SANDERS IN THE DORS O THE LAST WEEK HE STARTED TO GE TO THE POINT WHERE I THINK H REALIZES THE NUMBERS SAY THERE'S REALLY NO CHANCE FOR HIM T SECURE THIS NOMINATION SO WHAT HAS HE DONE?

HE JUMPED THE SHARK A BIT, QUESTIONING THE QUALIFICATIONS OF HILLARY CLINTON SECRETARY OF STATE, FORMER NEW YORK SENATE, FORMER FIRST LADY HE GOT A LOT OF BLOW-BACK FO THAT

OKAY.

FOR THE FIRST TIME, HE' SEEING REALLY ATTENTION TO HIS RECORD IN NEW YORK, WHICH HE HADN'T HAD DONE BEFORE

THAT DOES BRING IN SOMETHIN THAT THE DEMOCRATS WERE SUPPOSED TO BE SORT OF ABOVE THIS SORT OF NAME CALLING BACK AND FORTH.

YET THAT'S WHAT WE'RE STARTING TO SEE A, IS THAT GOING TO COME UP IN THE DEBATE AND, B, CAN THEY MOVE PAST THIS, OR IS THIS NOW THE LEVEL THEY'LL BOTH BE CAMPAIGNING AT

I THINK THROUGHOUT TH CAMPAIGN BERNIE SANDERS HAS RU A POSITIVE CAMPAIGN.

WHEN HE WAS ASKED ABOUT HE QUALIFICATIONS IN A DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY, HE WAS TALKING ABOU HER RECORD AND IT WAS IN REACTION TO BRIA FALLON WHO IS THE PRESS PERSON FOR CLINTON ISSUING A STATEMEN THEY HAD A NEW PLAN OF ATTAC AGAINST BERNIE SANDERS T DISQUALIFY HIM, DEFEAT HIM AND UNITE THE PARTY.

THAT WAS BERNIE SANDERS' REACTION TO THE HILLARY CLINTO CAMPAIGN

REALLY QUICKLY --

THAT'S AMAZING BECAUS HILLARY CLINTON NEVER SAID H WAS UNQUALIFIED.

SHE INSINUATED IT

BERNIE SANDERS IS UP AGAINS A WALL SO HE'S BEEN THROWING WHATEVER MUD HE CAN TO GET ATTENTION.

THE ONLY WAY HE CAN HENCEFORTH IS TO ATTACK HER HIS RECORD IS NOW BEIN EXAMINED BERNIE SANDERS GOES OUT AN 1994 CRIME BILL.

CHEF DIDN'T VOTE FOR IT.

SHE ADVOCATED FOR IT BUT HE VOTED FOR IT.

HE ATTACKS ON IMMIGRATIO REFORM, SEEING THE LIGHT ON WHEN IT COMES TO ALLOWING FOR VISAS AFTER YOU OVERSTAY YOUR WELCOME.

HILARIRY CLINTON SUPPORTS WILL BILL TO RESCIND THAT LAW BERNIE SANDERS VOTED FOR THA LAW.

IF YOU LOOK AT HIS RECORD, I THINK THE DAILY NEWS EDITORIAL DID A GOOD JOB OF WAKING UP TH PRESS CORPS SAYING I THINK I WAS 1984 WHEN THE BIG SLOGAN WAS 'WHERE'S THE BEEF' BERNIE SANDER HAS A PROBLEM AN HE'S STARTING TO TELL WHAT THE BEEF IS IN HIS CAMPAIGN.

VERY KWUKLY BECAUSE WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF TIME, FOR THE DEBATE COMING UP, WHY DOES YOU CANDIDATE WIN?

I THINK THE PROBLEM WIT HILLARY CLINTON IS THEY US THESE OVERARCHING TRIANGULATIN PHRASES.

THE CRIME BILL WAS CROAT VOTED ON BECAUSE -- IF YOU CAN LOOK --

BERNIE SANDERS VOTED FOR TH BILL BEFORE IT HAD THE ASSAULT WEAPONS IN IT.

IF YOU LOOK -- HE DID A 11-MINUTE SPEECH

HE VOTED FOR THE BILL BEFOR IT HAD THE ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN HE USES THAT AS AN EXCUSE.

IT'S EASY TO LOOK THIS UP

THIS IS REALLY GREAT.

THIS IS A PREVIEW FOR THE DEBATE WE CAN EXPECT IN BROOKLYN.

IT WILL A REALLY GOOD DEBATE THANK YOU BOTH FOR COMING AN TALK WITH US

THANK YOU

THANK YOU

> THE FIGHT FOR NEW YORK'S DELEGATES IS WELL UNDER WAY AS THE CANDIDATES FROM BOTH PARTIES MAKE THEIR WAY THROUGH THE STATE IN SEARCH VOTERS MEETING WIT VARYING DEGREES OF SUCCESS ALONG THE WAY.

HILLARY CLINTON BEGAN HE CAMPAIGN WITH A BIG RALLY AT THE APOLLO THEATER IN HARLEM WHILE BERNIE SANDERS KICKED OFF HI NEW YORK TOUR AT ST. MARY'S PARK IN THE BRONX WHERE HE DREW A CROWD OF OVER 15,000 SUPPORTS.

ON THE REPUBLICAN SIDE, DONALD TRUMP MATHED TO PACK GRUM ONDS STUDIOS ON HIS RETURN HOME AND WHILE OHIO GOVERNOR JOHN KASIC WHO'S POLLING SECOND IN THE NE YORK PRIMARY COMMITTED A BIG FAUX PA WHEN HE ATE A PIZZA WITH A FORK AND KNIFE IN QUEENS, HE WAS STILL FAVORABLY RECEIVED CANDIDATE TED CRUZ'S FIRST APPEARANCE IN THE CITY WASN' GONE WELL.

HE WAS JEERED AND HECKLED AT THE BRONX RESTAURANT WHERE HE WA HOLDING A SPEAKING EVENT AFTER THE EVENT, CRUZ MET WITH A GROUP OF CITY PASTORS TO SEE THEIR SUPPORT, INCLUDING HIS HOST BRONX STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ SR., ALSO A PASTOR.

BUT ONE THING IS CLEAR EVEN IF CRUZ MANAGES TO LAND SENATOR DIAZ' ENDORSEMENT, H CERTAINLY WON'T GET IT FROM HI SON, RUBEN DIAZ JR JUST LAST WEEKEND HE CALLED TH TEXAS SENATOR A HYPOCRITE.

JOINING US NOW IS BRONX BOROUG PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR.

THANK YOU FOR JOININGS US.

THANK YOU GOOD TO BE HERE.

NOW, WHY DID YOU CALL TED CRUZ A HYPOCRITE

BECAUSE THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HE IS.

HE'S BEEN TALKING ABOUT BUILDING WALLS WAY BEFORE DONALD TRUM DID.

IF YOU RECALL, HE GAVE A SPEEC AND SAID THAT CHUCK SCHUME SHOULD BE MORE WORRIED ABOUT BUILDING A WALL AND TOUGHE THING THE BORDER BETWEEN THE BRONX AND MANHATTAN.

HERE IN NEW YORK CITY WE DON'T BUILD WALLS.

WE BUILD BRIDGES, BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER, CELEBRATE OU DIVERSITY.

THEN HE ALSO TRIED TO SAY THAT NEW YORKERS DON'T HAVE GREAT VALUES WHAT HE GOT THAT DAY IS WHAT H DESERVED

THAT MAY MAKE HIM WRONG BUT WHY IS HE A HYPOCRITE?

BECAUSE HE COMES TO NEW YOR LOOKING FOR VOTES AND MONEY FO HIS CAMPAIGN NOW SO WHILE HE HAD BEEN OFFENSIVE AND DISRESPECTFUL TO US, YOU KNOW, HE WANTS TO COME AND GET OUR MONEY AND VOTES.

TO ME, THAT --

BUT HE WAS IN THE BRONX A THE INVITATION OF YOUR FATHE WHO IN AN OPEN LETTER ASKED HI TO COME TO THE BRONX TO BREA THE PATTERN OF POLITICIANS WHO WANT THE VOTES WITHOUT SHOWING UP HE SHOWED UP SHOULDN'T HE BE COMMENDED FO THAT RATHER THAN ATTACKED?

JUST LIKE MANY SONS AND DAUGHTERS, WE CAN ALL AGREE THAT OUR PARENTS DON'T ALWAYS GET I RIGHT.

BUT NONETHELESS, LOOK, MY FATHER IS A PENTECOST AL MINISTER HE HAS ENDORSED REPUBLICANS IN THE PAST AND YOU'RE RIGHT, LOOK, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS PRESIDENTIA ELECTION IN THIS SEASON NOW, THE FACT THAT NEW YORK CITY IS REALLY UP FOR GRABS THAT ALL O THESE CANDIDATES ARE COMING TO THE BRONX WHERE WE HAVE BECOME SORT OF LIKE THE NEW HAMPSHIRE OR THE IOWA OF NEW YORK CITY OKAY, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING NEED TO BE SAID FOR THAT.

BUT IT WHEN IT'S ALL SAID AN DONE, THE BRONX IS HILLARY COUNTRY.

WE'LL VOTE FOR HER

WE'LL GET THERE IN A SECOND JUST TO FOLLOW UP, IS YOUR FATHER, WHO IS A DEMOCRAT BY THE WAY, GOING TO ENDORSE TED CRUZ

HE SAYS THAT HE HASN' ENDORSED ANYONE JUST YET BUT HE HAS INVITED ANYONE, REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT WHAT I WAS HOPING AS HE MOVE FORWARD IS TO HAVE THE MINISTERS THERE, THAT HE WOULD ASK TED CRUZ WHY HE SAID THE COMMENT THAT HE SAID, WHY IS HE AGAINS IMMIGRATION, WHEN TH OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF THE PARISHIONERS THAT COMPRISE THI COALITION, CLERGY COALITION, ARE PEOPLE BORN IN OTHER COUNTRIES WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE BRONX AND ALL HAPPENING THERE, IT' LARGELY IN PART OF OUR DIVERSITY AND 41% OF THE 1.4 MILLION PEOPLE WERE BORN IN ANOTHE COUNTRY.

NOW, YOU AS YOU SAID ARE BIG SUPPORTER OF HILLARY CLINTON.

WHY IS IT THAT THE FORME SECRETARY OF STATE IS HAVING SUCH A DIFFICULT TIME PUTTIN AWAY BERNIE SANDERS WHO IS A LIFELONG POG TIGS.

AFTER ALL, HE IS AN AVOWED SOCIALIST AND HE WASN'T EVEN A DEMOCRAT A FEW MONTHS AGO.

WELL, YOU KNOW, WE ALWAYS KNEW THIS WAS GOING TO BE A REAL RACE IF SHE WAS GOING THROUGH IT VERY QUICKLY, PEOPLE WOULD CRITICIZ HER AT THE CORRESPOND NATION BUT THE FACT IS SHE IS 2 MILLION VOTES AHEAD OF BERNIE.

SHE HAS CLOSE TO 700 MOR DELEGATES AND BERNIE'S MESSAGE RESONATES WITH MANY PEOPLE O THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE.

WHEN'S BUT WHEN IT'S ALL SAI AND DONE, WE HAVE TO HAV SOMEONE -- AND SHE REPRESENT THIS -- THAT CAN NOT ONL IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM BUT ALS OFFER A SOLUTION

DO YOU THINK THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY HERE IN NEW YORK I GOING TO CLARIFY THE SCENERY IS IT GOING TO MAKE IT CLEAR WHO WILL BE THE DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN NOMINEE

WELL, I DON'T KNOW ABOUT TH REPUBLICAN SIDE.

CERTAINLY TRUMP IS LEADING I THE POLLS DOUBLE DIGITS.

BUT HERE I THINK THAT FOLK REALIZE WHEN YOU SPEAK OF HEALTH CARE, WHEN YOU SPEAK OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM, SPEAKING OUT AGAINST RACIAL PROFILING, BEIN THERE AS A U.S. SENATOR TO GET FEDERAL DOLLARS TO BUILD THE INFRASTRUCTURE AFTER 9/11, T BRING IN GRANTS TO SO OU INFRASTRUCTURE IS STRONG, PEOPLE KNOW HILLARY HAS BEEN THERE FO US ON THE 19th, WE'LL BE THERE FO HER.

AREN'T DEMOCS CHAMPING AT THE BIT TO RUN AGAINST DONAL TRUMP?

I THINK WHEN YOU LOOK A WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH BERNIE AND SOME OF HIS SUPPORTERS, WE NEE TO REALIZE WHEN IT'S ALL SAI AND DONE, WE HAVE TOO UNITE AS A PARTY.

WHAT'S HP HAPPENING ON THE OTHER SIDE, WE HAVE TO KEEP OUR EYES ON THE PRIZE IN NOVEMBER, WHAT'S UP FOR GRABS?

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT CUTTIN SERVICES IN EDUCATION.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TH POSSIBILITY OF HAVING THRE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES THAT MEANS A LOT IN TERMS OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS, IN TERMS O MARRIAGE EQUALITY AND LGBT RIGHTS SO WHETHER IT'S DONLDZ TRUMP O TED CRUZ, DONALD TRUMP MAY BE LITTLE MORE BOMBASTIC, BUT THEY'RE ALL VERY DANGEROUS SO WHEN THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE IS HILARY CLINT NLT, WE NEED T COME TO SUPPORT HER TO BEA WHATEVER REPUBLICAN THEY PUT U IN NOVEMBER.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US TODAY

THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.

> TONIGHT AND THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF APRIL, PBS REMEMBER ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC AND INFLUENTIAL SPORTING STARS O THE 20th CENTURY, JACKIE ROBINSON IT WAS IN THE SPRING OF 1947 WHEN JACKIE WALKED ONTO EBBETS FIELD.

ROBINSON PUT PEN TO PAPER AN SIGNEDED HIS FIRST PROFESSIONA CONTRACT A FEW DAYS BEFORE THAT CONTRACT IS NOW BEING UNVEILED FOR THE FIRST TIME AN IS VALUED AT A WHOPPING $3 MILLION.

THE OWNER OF THAT CONTRACT I MIKAYLA, THE FOUND IRAND CEO O THE COLLECTOR'S CAFE, A NE TELEVISION SHOW TAKING A LOOK AT HISTORIC COLLECTIBLES.

THAT SHOW IS HOSTED BY A MAN WHO NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION AND WAS AT THE FIELD THAT FIRST DAY JACKI WALKED ONTO IT LARRY KING SO WHAT DO ARE THE TWO DIFFERENT DOCUMENTS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT?

WELL, THE FIRST ONE WAS THE FIRST PROFESSIONAL CONTRAC SIGNED WITH THE MONTREAL ROYALS, A DODGERS FARM TEAM.

HERE IT IS.

JACKIE PLAYED THERE IN 1946 WITH MONTREAL ROYALS THEY WON THE LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES HE WAS THE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER.

HIS TEAMMATES CARRIED HIM OF THE FIELD IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, WHEN THEY WON THE LAST GAME THEN THE NEXT YEAR HE SIGNED HIS DODGER CONTRACT AND HE PERFORMED FOR THE DODGERS STARTING IN 1947 WHEN I SAW HIM PLAY.

AND HE WAS ROOKIE OF THE YEA THAT YEAR.

THE FIRST ROOKIE OF THE YEAR I MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL.

WAS IT BECAUSE OF HIS PERFORMANCE WITH THIS TEAM THA ACTUALLY LED HIM TO THE DODGERS?

CORRECT HE TO SHOW SOMETHING I MONTREAL HE WAS INCREDIBLE.

GREAT PLAYER

WOW

THIS IS THE MONTREA CONTRACT

RIGHT WE KNOW THEY WERE HIS CONTRACT BECAUSE THIS IS THE OFFICIAL SIGNATURE ON THE CONTRACT.

HE SIGNED IT JACK R. ROBINSON.

IF YOU HAD A MAGNIFYING GLASS, YOU CAN SEE HE SIGN SIGNED A SECOND TIME SAYING THIS WAS HI COPY SO THIS IS WHAT REALLY STARTED IT ALL, THE FIRST PROFESSIONAL SPORTS CONTRACT.

THE SECOND ONE HE HAS IS TH DODGER CONTRACT.

THAT'S THE MAJOR LEAGU CONTRACT

YES THIS IS THE ONE THAT EVERYON TALKS ABOUT BREAKING THE COLOR BARRIER.

HERE IT IS

MY GOD.

MISSING FOR 70 YEARS, FINALLY UNEARTHED AND PRESENTED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

AS WE WERE TALKING OFF CAMERA, MANY HISTORIANS CONSIDER THESE DOCUMENTS TO BE THE FOUNDING DOCUMENTS OF THE CIVIL RIGHT MOVEMENT AND LARRY HAS A GREAT STOR ABOUT MARTIN LUTHER KING

WHEN I INTERVIEWED DR. KING I INTRODUCED HIM BY SAYING, MY GUEST IS THE FOUNDER OF TH AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT AND HE CORRECTED ME AND SAID NO, THE FOUNDER IS JACKI ROBINSON

WOW EN ON THE PART OF THES CONTRACTS, HOW DID YOU FIN THEM, ACQUIRE THEM HOW WERE THEY GONE FOR SO LONG

IS I HAVE TO TELL YOU I PINCH MYSELF EVERY DAY I'M A HUGE ADMIRER OF JACKIE ROBINSON AND WHAT HE'S DONE.

WHAT ENDED UP HAPPENING IS SOMEONE ACQUIRED THEM SHORTL AFTER JACKIE SIGNED THEM AND THAT INDIVIDUAL LOCKED THE UP IN A SAFETY DEPOSIT BOX FOR CLOSE TO 60-SOMETHING YEARS.

HE WAS A HISTORIAN OF HISTORY, ACTUALLY A FORMER BROOKLYN BOROUGH HISTORIAN, AND THEN THEY WERE BRIEFLY SOLD PRIVATELY TO ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL WHO THEN WA TERMINALLY ILL AND WE PURCHASE THEM FROM HIM.

WE ENDED UP MAKING A DECISIO THAT THE FIRST THING WE WERE GOING TO DO IS TAKE THEM TO TH AMERICAN PEOPLE AND SHARE THEM WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO.

THOROUGHLY AUTHENTICATED.

YES BY THREE OF THE TOP APPRAISERS AND AUTHENTICATORS IN THE WORLD, SETH CALLER, THE DOCUMENT OF FREEDOM EXPERT JOHN REZ NA COUGH AND JAMES SPENCE

LARRY, LET ME ASK YOU, WHAT WAS IT LIKE THAT DAY WHEN YO WERE AT EBBETS FIELD DID YOU KNOW HE WAS COMING OUT

OF COURSE HOW COULD I NOT KNOW I WAS 12 YEARS OLD THIS WAS A MAJOR DAY IN TH HISTORY OF BASEBALL.

I CAN REMEMBER NUMBER 42 COMIN OUT IN THAT BRIGHT WHITE DODGE UNIFORM.

HE WAS A VERY DARK MAN, JACKIE ROBINSON I LATER INTERVIEWED HIM TWICE, BY THE WAY, WHEN I GOT INT BROADCASTING HE WAS A GUEST ON MY SHOW, TELEVISION AND RADIO BUT WHEN HE CAME OUT OF THAT DUG JOULT, WE ALL KNEW HISTORY WAS BEING MADE AT THAT DAY

WHAT WAS THE FEELING IN THE STANDS

YOU FELT IT THERE WAS ABOUT 28,000 IT WASN'T SOLD OUT THE FANS IN BROOKLYN LOVED HIM HE GOT A LOT OF RAZZING AROUND THE LEAGUE A LOT OF PEOPLE TOOK A LOT O DESPERATE THINGS AGAINST HIM PUTTING BLACK HATS OUT OF TH DUGOUT, THREATENING HIS LIFE BUT JACKIE REMAINED ABOVE IT ALL.

HE TOOK IT ALL HE TURNED THE OTHER CHEEK.

HIS REAL PERSONALITY WAS MUC DIFFERENT FROM THAT.

AFTER TWO YEARS WHEN THEY LE HIM LOOSE, HE WAS A TOUGH, VIBRANT, ALMOST VICIOU COMPETITOR BUT FOR TWO YEARS, HE HAD TO HOLD ALL THAT IN AND TAKE TH ABUSE TO PAVE THE WAY FOR OTHE BLACK AMERICANS TO COME FORWAR AND PLAY BASEBALL.

AND THEY ALL OWE HIM A DEBT.

AND THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA OW HIM A DEBT, TOO.

WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF TIME BUT QUICKLY, WHAT BECOMES OF THESE CONTRACTS ONCE THEY'RE DONE BEING SHOWN AT TIME SQUARE

WELL, WE ARE STARTING A COLLECTOR'S CAFE FREEDOM TOUR.

WE LAUNCHED OUR COMPANY TODAY, COLLECTIBLES REVOLUTIONS, TH FIRST SOCIAL NETWORK AND AUCTION HOUSE IN THE WORLD O COLLECTIBLES THE ONLY PLACE IN THE WORLD TO FINALLY BUY AUTHENTICITY ENSURED BACKED COLLECTIBLES UNDE WRITTEN BY THE TOP INSURANCE COMPANIES OF THE WORLD WHAT HAPPENS IS WE START OUR TOUR THIS FRIDAY AT THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY WE THEN GO TO THE CONSTITUTION CENTER IN PHILADELPHIA AND VARIOUS BASEBALL STADIUMS.

WE WANT TO SHARE THESE WITH TH AMERICAN PEOPLE.

THEY'RE NOT FOR SALE HOWEVER, WE DO SEE OURSELVES A TEMPORARY STEWARDS OF THES EVENTUALLY WE BELIEVE THEY BELONG IN A MUSEUM WITH FOUNDATION OR SOMEWHERE THAT THE PUBLIC NEEDS TO HAVE THEM.

WE'RE TEMPORARY CUSTODIANS UNTIL WE FIND THE PROPER PERSON OR INSTITUTION TO ACQUIRE THEM.

WELL, LISTEN, THANK YOU BOT SO MUCH FOR JOINING YOU.

GREAT MEETING YOU

IT WAS REALLY AMAZING TO BE ABLE TO SEE THESE CONTRACTS.

YOU SHOULD ALWAYS WEA FUCHSIA.

THANK YOU

> LARRY KING, WE'LL SEE YO LATER THIS WEEK WITH AN ANALYSIS OF THE ELECTION 2016 AND THE MEDIA WHO'S COVERING IT.

ANYBODY WHO HAS VISITED CENTRAL PARK KNOW IT'S NOT A WHACK WALK THROUGH THE PARK BU A NATURE OASIS IN THE MIDDLE O NEW YORK CITY.

A NEW EPISODE OF THE PBS SERIE ENTITLED 'TEN PARKS THAT CHANGED AMERICA,' SPOTLIGHTS OUR OWN CENTRAL PARK AND THE HIGHLIN AMONG OTHER CITY SPACES THAT CHANGED THE WAY AMERICANS HAVE LIVED, WORKED AND PLAYED TAKE A LOOK AT THE EVOLUTION O THE HISTORIC CENTRAL PARK.

THEY WANTED YOU TO GO FRO SCENE TO SCENE, REALLY N DIFFERENT THAN WHEN YOU GO TO MUSEUM AND YOU ADMIRE BEAUTIFUL SCENE.

YOU TAKE A FEW STEPS, YOU SEE AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT SCENE

THESE LANDSCAPES WERE WHA DESIGNERS CALLED PICTURESQUE THIS POPULAR APPROACH TRIED TO CAPTURE THE IRREGULARITY OF TH NATURAL WORLD IN PICTURE-PERFECT VIEWS.

PUTTING THE LANDSCAPE IN THE PERFECT COMPOSITION, FOREGROUND, MIDDLE GROUND, BACKGROUND.

AND AS YOU MOVE THROUGH TH SCENERY, IT CAN OPEN AND UNFOLD.

THE MOST OF THE SERIE 'JEFFREY BARE, JOINS ME NOW.

JEFFREY, GOOD TO SEE YOU TELL ME ABOUT THIS SERIES, TEL ME ABOUT THIS PROGRAM.

WELL, IT'S TEN -- THI PARTICULAR EPISODE OF THE SERIES IS TEN PARKS THAT CHANGE AMERICA.

AND WE TRY TO HAVE A DIVERSITY OF TIME PERIODS SO WE START WITH SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, A LONG TIME AGO, AND WE GO ALL THE WAY U THROUGH THE HIGHLINE IN NE YORK, WHICH YOU KNOW VERY WELL IT'S ACROSS TIME IT'S GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY.

IN CHICAGO AND SAN ANTONIO TEXAS, WE'RE ALL OVER TH COUNTRY WITH THE PARKS, NE YORK, PHILADELPHIA

TELL ME ABOUT CENTRAL PARK IN PARTICULAR BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY THIS MAY BE PERHAPS THE MOST FAMOUS PARK IN AMERICA

OH, SURE.

OUR WRITER ON THE SERIES SAID, IF YOU'RE GOING TO DO A SHOW ABOUT DINOSAURS YOU HAVE TO HAVE A T-REX.

AND SO WE HAD TO HAVE -- CENTRAL PARK IS OUR T-REX, THE MOS FAMOUS PARK IN AMERICA AND THE PREMISE OF THE SERIES IS TEN PARKS THAT CHANGED AMERICA WELL, YOU KNOW, AFTER FREDERIC -- GOT DONE WITH CENTRAL PARK, EVERYBODY WANTED ONE IN CHICAGO WE HAVE JACKSON PARK.

WE SHOW LITTLE SNIPPETS ON THE SHOW WHAT WERE CALLED PLEASURE GROUNDS ALL OVER AMERICA

BUT WHY DID PEOPLE ELSEWHER LOOK AT CENTRAL PARK AND SAY, WARRANT ONE OF THOSE FOR MYSELF?

WHY?

THE IDEA AT THE TIME IS THA THE CITIES WERE THESE VERY CROWDED, SMOKY, DIRTY PLACES THAT WE NEEDED SOME PLACE TO GET AWAY WE NEEDED SOME PLACE TO ESCAPE THE CITY IF YOU WERE A POOR IMMIGRANT ANOTHER ASPECT OF THESE PARK WAS THAT THESE WERE SUPPOSED T BE WAYS TO AMERICANIZE IMMIGRANTS, NOT THROUGH SOCIAL SERVICES BECAUSE THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN LATER UNTIL CHICAGO WHICH IS THE NEXT PARK AFTER CENTRAL PARK IN OUR PROGRAMMING.

BUT JUST BY HAVING A PLACE WHERE IMMIGRANTS COULD RUB ELBOWS WITH REAL AMERICANS THEY COULD BECOME -- THE THOUGHT WAS THAT THEY COULD BECOME AMERICANIZED AND OBVIOUSLY AS WE HAD MORE AND MORE IMMIGRANTS COMING INTO TH COUNTRY, THERE WAS AN INTEREST IN THAT AS WELL IN THIS TIME

YOU MENTIONED SAVANNAH, A CITY I KNOW VERY WELL.

YOU TALK ABOUT AMERICANIZED.

THOSE WERE THERE BEFORE WE WER AMERICA.

THAT'S ABSOLUTELY RIGHT AND THEY WERE A DIFFERENT VISION FOR WHAT A PARK MIGHT BE I AMERICA.

INSTEAD OF ONE PARK, SAVANNA HAS THIS SYSTEM SQUARE, AS W CALL IT, THE SQUARES O SAVANNAH SO NO ONE IS MORE THAN TWO BLOCKS AWAY FROM A PUBLI SQUARE THEY WEREN'T REALLY WHAT W THOUGHT OF -- WHAT WE WOUL THINK OF TODAY AS PARKS.

THEY WERE WHERE YOU HAD TH BREAD OVEN FOR BAKING BREAD.

YOU COULD HOUSE SOLDIERS THERE IF THERE WAS A SIEGE, ANIMAL COULD GRAZE THERE.

YOU COULD PUMP WATER THEY WEREN'T PLEASURE GROUNDS.

BUT EVERYBODY WAS CLOSE TO A PARK YOU KNOW, EUROPE HAD ITS FANCY CASTLES AND ITS GREAT HISTORIC CULTURE.

WHAT WE IN AMERICA HAD WAS LAND.

WE HAD THE AMERICAN LANDSCAPE.

SO THIS IDEA YOU COULD SPRINKL A CITY WITH OPEN SPACE WAS A VERY AMERICAN THING.

NOW, IT ENDED UP THAT WE WEN MORE IN THE DIRECTION OF CENTRAL PARK WHERE YOU HAD ONE BIG PAR AND EVERYBODY WAS EXPECTED T COME TO IT BUT, YES, SAVANNAH WAS ANOTHER IDEA ABOUT WHAT PARKS MIGHT BE IN THIS COUNTRY.

THEN HERE IN THE CITY WE HAVE A 21st CENTURY PARK UNIQUE I MANY RESPECTS, THE HIGH TS LINE.

ABSOLUTELY.

AGAIN, THE PREMISE OF THE SERIES IS THINGS THAT CHANGED AMERICA SO THE NEW TREND IS NOW TO JUS THERE'S AVAILABLE LAND WE JUST DON'T HAVE AVAILABLE LAND IN OUR CIIES ANYMORE.

WE'RE STARTING TO LOOK AT OU CRUMBLING INDUSTRIAL INFRASTRUCTURE, THAT LAND HA FALLEN OUT OF USE, THE HIGHLIN HAD BEEN A RAILROAD LINE THA WASN'T IN USE ANYMORE.

HMM, INSTEAD OF TEARING IT DOWN, LET'S MAKE IT INTO AN URBAN MENTY AND INSTEAD OF XAEPG THE CITY IT CELEBRATES THE CITY.

SO EVERY BLOCK YOU HAVE THES PICTURE-FRAME VIEWS OF THE HUDSON OR OF A CITY STREET OR OF THESE BUILDINGS TOWERING MOR AND MORE OF THEM OVER TH HIGHLINE

SO THEY BECOME OU SELF-DEFENSE MECHANISM IN MANY RESPECTS

IN A WAY, I GUESS, RIGHT.

BUT AGAIN, IT'S STILL A WAY OF GETTING TO NATURE, ALBEIT NATURE THAT REFLECTS THE CITY IT IS A WAY OF GETTING BACK TO NATURE

JEFFREY, A GREAT PROGRAM, SERIES WE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMIN ON

THANK YOU SO MUCH 'TEN PARKS THAT CHANGED AMERICA' PREMIERES TUESDAY THE 10th O APRIL 8:00 P.M. EASTERN TIME O PBS.

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