How Jackie Robinson Took On Barry Goldwater

Encore: April 13, 2016

In honor of the Ken Burns latest documentary on baseball legend Jackie Robinson, we talk about the 1964 election and discuss how Jackie went up against GOP candidate Barry Goldwater. We also find out why the icon aligned himself with the Republican party during the Civil Rights movement.

Funders

MetroFocus is made possible by Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Antisemitism, The Peter G. Peterson and Joan Ganz Cooney Fund, Bernard and Denise Schwartz, Barbara Hope Zuckerberg, The Ambrose Monell Foundation, Betty and John Levin, Janet Prindle Seidler, Jody and John Arnhold, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Judy and Josh Weston and the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation.

The WNET Group | Media Made Possible By All of You

© WNET All Rights Reserved.

825 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

BBB Logo Charity Navigator Logo