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Born Champions Promo

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Finding Your Roots
PBS


Three of America's greatest athletes -- Derek Jeter, Billie Jean King and Rebecca Lobo -- whose determination and love of sports were deeply shaped by their families, were all cut off from their true origins. Continue


Diamond in the Dunes

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Global Voices
PBS


China’s Xinjiang Province is a region harshly divided between an indigenous Muslim minority and the ruling Han Chinese. Diamond in the Dunes follows Parhat Ablat, a 20-year-old Uyghur shepherd, as he attends the region’s racially segregated Xinjiang University and forms an integrated baseball team. For Parhat, baseball is more than a game; it’s a vehicle for spiritual transformation. Continue


My Way to Olympia: And I Achieved It

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POV
PBS


Filmmaker Niko von Glasow and athlete Greg Polychronidis discuss disabilities and sports. Continue


My Way to Olympia: Hanging Tough: Rwandan Volleyball Team

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POV
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Rwanda's sitting volleyball team competes in the London 2012 Paralympics. Continue


My Way to Olympia: Hitting the Target: Matt Stutzman

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POV
PBS


Athlete Matt Stutzman competes in archery at the London 2012 Paralympics. Continue


My Way to Olympia: Filmmaker Interview

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POV
PBS


Niko von Glasow on the making of My Way to Olympia. Continue


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American Pharaoh
PBS


American Pharaoh goes behind the scenes with the Egyptian national soccer team — the “Pharaohs” — and its former coach, American Bob Bradley. Continue


Muhammad Ali Champion Cards

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Independent Lens
PBS


Muhammad Ali was one of the most quotable athletes in modern memory. Share these illustrated quotes by and about the one and only Ali, to let your friends know about the April 14 broadcast of The Trials of Muhammad Ali. Continue


Geoff Tabin: Wheeeeeeee!

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Geoff Tabin is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Director of International Ophthalmology at the John A. Moran Eye Center and University of Utah. He is also the Co-Founder of the Himalayan Cataract Project. While not curing blindness, Geoff climbs mountains around the world. And with his buddies at the Oxford Dangerous Sport Club, he invented bungee jumping. Continue


Interview with Medora Filmmakers

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Independent Lens
PBS


Our conversation with Medora filmmakers Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart, about how they first learned of the small Indiana town and what made them drop everything to move there and document the lives of four teenage boys on the struggling high school basketball team. Continue


TTC Extra: Women Sports Executives

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To The Contrary
PBS


Washington DC litigator Michele Roberts shattered a glass ceiling by becoming the first woman to head a players union for one of the top four pro sports. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Genevieve Wood, Patrice Lee, Megan Beyer Continue


Preview | Ice Warriors: USA Sled Hockey

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Medal Quest
PBS


Tough competition. Spiritual uplift. Ice hockey: a game of force, speed, and strategy, played by top athletes with sticks, sharp sled runners, and the serrated ice picks used to propel their sleds. See Team USA’s record-breaking performance at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in ICE WARRIORS: USA SLED HOCKEY, premiering November 2014 on PBS. Continue


My Way to Olympia: Validating the Paralympics

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POV
PBS


Paralympian Greg Polychronidis explains to filmmaker Niko von Glasow his motivations for competing in the Games. Continue


My Way to Olympia: The Ball of Boccia: Greg Polychronidis

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POV
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Paraplegic boccia player Greg Polychronidis competes for gold in the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Continue


My Way to Olympia: The Athlete: Aida Husic Dahlen

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POV
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Table tennis player Aida Husic Dahlen represents Norway in the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Continue


Full Episode

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American Pharaoh
PBS


This documentary about the Egyptian National Football Team, their American coach, Bob Bradley, and the team’s quest to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil follows the team on and off the pitch, and offers a unique window into events unfolding in Egypt following the historic revolution. Continue


Becoming Papa: Fathers Key to Gender Justice

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To The Contrary
PBS


Deep in Rio de Janeiro's favelas, something extraordinary is starting to take hold. “Becoming Papa” travels an arduous journey with two Brazilian men who live in homes riven with domestic violence as they transition to living violence-free. Host Bonnie Erbé calls their remarkable transformations to equal caregiving, “the final chapter in feminism.” Don't miss this special documentary episode. Continue


TTC Extra: Paternity Leave Controversy

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To The Contrary
PBS


New York Mets player Daniel Murphy missed opening day for choosing to attend the birth of his first child. Former football star Boomer Esiason criticized Murphy for his decision and suggested that a C-section should have been scheduled ahead of time in stead. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Bettina Inclan, Francesca Chambers, Megan Beyer Continue


Best Basketball Films

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Independent Lens
PBS


With the upcoming broadcast television premiere of Medora on PBS, not to mention that we’re in the midst of NCAA basketball “March Madness,” we compiled our picks for the best movies about hoops, both documentaries and fictional. Continue


Geoff Tabin: Getting Sight Back

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Geoff Tabin is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Director of International Ophthalmology at the John A. Moran Eye Center and University of Utah. He is also the Co-Founder of the Himalayan Cataract Project. While not curing blindness, Geoff climbs mountains around the world. And with his buddies at the Oxford Dangerous Sport Club, he invented bungee jumping. Continue


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