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TV News: Smithsonian Channel Premieres ‘The Hammer of Hank Aaron’

Chicago – One of the greatest records in baseball, the total home run record held by Babe Ruth, was challenged by an unassuming ballplayer named Henry “Hank” Aaron in the early part of the 1970s. The quest to break that record was complicated because Aaron was a black man, and race in America again became an issue. The Smithsonian Channel chronicles that journey, as part of their new “Major League Legends” series, with “The Hammer of Hank Aaron,” premiering on February 29th, 2016.

’The Hammer of Hank Aaron’ Premieres on Monday, February 29th, 2016, on the Smithsonian Channel

Photo credit: Smithsonian Channel

The Smithsonian Channel was in Chicago to launch their “Major League Series” – which will also profile Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Ted Williams – at Studio Xfinity, an amazing 9,000 square foot store where Comcast customers can test, upgrade and interact with a wide range of their TV and security product offerings. The Smithsonian Channel welcomed Dr.
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DVD Release: The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

DVD Release Date: April 24, 2013

Price: DVD $30.00

Studio: Ciesla Foundation

The dynamite 1998 documentary film The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg directed by Aviva Kempner (Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg) looks at the Detroit Tigers’ hard-hitting Hall of Fame first baseman whose accomplishments extended beyond the field as American’s first Jewish baseball star.

The movie depicts how during the Golden Age of Baseball, Hank Greenberg’s achievements rivaled those of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Additionally, it shows how Greenberg helped break down the barriers of discrimination in American sports and society and how he was a beacon of hope to American Jews who faced bigotry during the Depression and World War II.

Included in the film are some 47 interviews with Hank Greenberg and his family members; sports figures Ira Berkow, Ernie Harwell, Joe Falls and Dick Schaap; fellow payers Bob Feller, Charlie Gehringer and Ralph Kiner; fans Alan Dershowitz, Congressman Sander Levin
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Evel Knievel’s Jumping Right To The Big Screen

Like many a kid in the 1970s, writer-director Ric Roman Waugh wanted to recreate the stunts of famous daredevil Evel Knievel. Exclusive Media Group is finally giving him his chance. Waugh, who spent 20 years in the stuntman ranks before writing and directing the 2008 crime drama “Felon,” is negotiating to adapt for the screen Leigh Montville’s “The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil, and Legend,” which Random House published in April. Given his family’s Hollywood background — his father Freddy Waugh (”Bad Company”) was one of the founders of Stunts Unlimited in the 1970s — Waugh has a vocational connection to the iconic Knievel and the bone-shattering fame he achieved in the ’60s and ’70s. Waugh, who will also direct “Evel,” was a fan of Montville’s Ted Williams biography and brought the Knievel book to Exclusive, which optioned the rights for him in a competitive environment.

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'Hot in Cleveland' scoop: About tonight's premiere and the upcoming 10 episodes

'Hot in Cleveland' scoop: About tonight's premiere and the upcoming 10 episodes
Even if it’s not your birthday, you’re getting a present tonight: Season 2 of TV Land’s adorable, retro, and double-sag nominated comedy Hot in Cleveland launches this evening at 10 p.m. New episodes of the show — which stars Betty White, alongside three shipwrecked-in-Cleveland L.A.-expats in Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli, and Wendie Malick — haven’t been seen since the first 10 half hours wrapped in the shocking August season finale, where viewers were left watching Elka (White) be hauled away to jail after a stash of valuable jewels and goods were discovered in her storm shelter. (Damn that mob-employed husband!
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