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  • Is soccer un-American?

    Is soccer un-American?

    Today, tens of thousands of Americans filled up places like Soldier Field in Chicago to watch the USA team in a World Cup Soccer game (futbol match). It wasn’t always like that. Until the 1980s, soccer was on the way back burner and FOOTBALL was king. The US has played in the World Cup continuously only since 1990. Some resent its growth. This week, controversial conservative columnist Ann Coulter called soccer “foreign…like the metric system…and it’s not catching on,” basing […]

  • [Once a Star raw: Phoenix, Arizona #4]

    [Once a Star raw: Phoenix, Arizona #4]

    This tape features footage of the ’69 Chicago Cubs and New York Mets teams at a cocktail party in honor of the “Dream Game ’86.” Cubs Announcer Jack Brickhouse introduces the entire Cubs roster at a cocktail party. Shot for the television special “Once A Star.”

  • [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #10 Dallas]

    [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #10 Dallas]

    Raw footage for the 1986 television special “Once a Star” from the 1986 NBA Legends basketball game during the All-Star Weekend. Nate Thurmond (1941-) is interviewed.

  • [Once a Star raw: Jim Rivera #1]

    [Once a Star raw: Jim Rivera #1]

    00:00 Bars and background noise. 01:07 Video opens with b-roll footage of traffic in Angola. 03:17 A sign for “Captains Cabin: Unexcelled Dining Overlooking Beautiful Crooked Lake” 04:20 Footage of swimmers in the lake. 06:13 In a Jungle Jim’s Saloon, talking with former Chicago White Sox outfielder Jim Rivera. He talks about sliding headfirst, and Rogers Hornsby. 08:26 Why don’t baseball players play all-out? He blames the contracts. Players don’t need to earn the big payout. 10:56 Rivera talks about […]

  • Robyn Smith #1

    Robyn Smith #1

    An interview with Robyn Smith, the famed jockey. As the one of the first females to race horses professionally, she touches on her jockeying career and the struggles she had encountered throughout it. Smith also discusses her passion for riding, the debate over whether it is the jockey or the horse that wins the race, and the politics and biases of the horse racing world.

  • [Once a Star raw: Phoenix, Arizona #5]

    [Once a Star raw: Phoenix, Arizona #5]

    This tape features footage of the ’69 Chicago Cubs and New York Mets teams at a cocktail party in honor of the “Dream Game ’86.” Former MLB umpire Tom Gorman shares stories about his time officiating in the Major Leagues. Shot for the television special “Once A Star.”

  • [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #11 Dallas]

    [Once a Star raw: NBA Legends #11 Dallas]

    Raw footage for the 1986 television special “Once a Star.” Footage from the NBA Legends basketball game during the 1986 All-Star Weekend. Television executive Bob Wussler (1936-2010) is interviewed.

  • [Once a Star raw: Jim Rivera #2]

    [Once a Star raw: Jim Rivera #2]

    00:00 The continuation of a discussion with former Chicago White Sox outfielder Jim Rivera. They are at Jungle Jim’s Saloon. 00:50 They talk about Minnie Minoso. 02:29 Rivera tells an anecdote about John F. Kennedy. He got Kennedy’s and Lyndon Johnson’s autographs on a baseball on opening day when he was a player. He then tells a story about meeting Harry Truman and his wife, Bess. 05:18 Rivera talks about living in Angola, IN. He was from New York City, […]

 
 
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