November 2013. "Hialeah Speedway: No Guts, No Glory" received an Emmy award from The National Academy of Television Arts And Sciences for Best Documentary Program. The show's writer/director Debra Hall-Greene and on-camera host/narrator Steven Brack both received Emmys for their work on the program. This was Hall-Green's second Emmy win and the first golden statuette for Brack. See more »
A very well done documentary on the history of Hialeah Speedway in Miami Florida. It is the story of a by-gone era and it makes me wish that the place still existed. I never attended a whole show there, but I used to watch the cars run from atop the billboards behind the place back in the early 1980s. Now I wish I had become more involved. There is some fantastic archival footage in this and the driver interviews were poignant and interesting. Just the right mix of fact, humor and melancholy. The show is hosted and narrated by Steve Brack. The actor and former Hialeah Speedway track champion was a great casting choice for this. Brack's performance is spot-on. Had it been one of those generic voice-over actors as in every other PBS documentary, I'm afraid this piece would have been a yawn fest. This one is different. Fast, fun and entertaining! A great job done by all.
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