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Should Cities Play Ball with Professional Sports?
Here are some previous Think Tank programs that may be of interest.
Bill James, Beyond Baseball (aired 7/28/2005)
In the last few years, the success of teams like the LA
Dodgers, the Oakland A’s, and of course the miraculous
Boston Red Sox has been credited to a new scientific
way of looking at baseball. It’s called Sabermetrics, and
it is changing the way we look at baseball and
professional sports. How does it work? And are
there wider implications beyond the world of sports?
Women in Sports (aired 7/15/1999)
America's victory in the Women's World Cup has renewed debate on Title IX, the 1972 law banning sexual discrimination in federally financed education programs. How much of an impact has Title IX had on athletics programs and women's sports?
Professional Sports (aired 5/15/1999)
American cities are spending billions of dollars to lure or keep their professional sports teams, and many people are beginning to ask, is it worth it?
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