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Breaking Barriers: College Basketball in the 1950’s
Aired 2/1/2007

In 1950, 3 jews and 2 blacks, all local New Yorkers, made college sports history and helped shift America’s attitudes about racial and religious integration. They were the starting 5 of the City College of New York (CCNY) Basketball team. They are the only team ever to win the NIT and the NCAA tournament in the same year. The following season a point shaving scandal would eclipse the team’s brilliant accomplishment and darken college basketball for years to come. Today-in another of Think Tank’s programs on “sports and society”-we revisit this incredible period in American cultural history.
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  Mel Elfin
    Former Washington Bureau chief of Newsweek and former executive editor of U.S. News and World Reports annual college ranking survey “America’s Best Colleges”.
  Stanley Cohen
    author of The Game They Played

Originally Aired: 2/1/2007

   
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