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Breton on Clemente | Ken Burns & Lynn Novick: Baseball - The Tenth Inning

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Marcos Breton remembers what it meant to have Roberto Clemente as a hero growing up.

Howard Bryant on Competitiveness | Ken Burns & Lynn Novick: Baseball - The Tenth Inning

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Howard Bryant discusses the competitive environment of baseball.

Tom Verducci on Cheating | Ken Burns & Lynn Novick: Baseball - The Tenth Inning

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Tom Verducci discusses the difference between players who cheat by injecting steroids versus scuffing a ball.

John Thorn Talks about Risk and Randomness in Baseball | Ken Burns & Lynn Novick: Baseball - The Tenth Inning

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John Thorn talks about measurement, stats, randomness, and risk in baseball.

Fame in Baseball | Ken Burns & Lynn Novick: Baseball - The Tenth Inning

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Jon Miller, Joe Torre, Gerald Early, and Gary Hoenig discuss "fame" and baseball.

Mike Barnicle Discusses Baseball History | Ken Burns & Lynn Novick: Baseball - The Tenth Inning

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Mike Barnicle talks about the gloves he's had since 1954.

Doug Glanville on Barry Bonds | Ken Burns & Lynn Novick: Baseball - The Tenth Inning

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Former Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Doug Glanville talks about Barry Bonds.

Omar Vizquel on Cultural Differences | Ken Burns & Lynn Novick: Baseball - The Tenth Inning

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Omar Vizquel talks about the cultural difference of being a Latin player in baseball.

Felipe Alou on the Language Barrier | Ken Burns & Lynn Novick: Baseball - The Tenth Inning

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Felipe Alou talks about the language barrier and the ridicule Spanish speakers faced.

Omar Vizquel on Coming to America | Ken Burns & Lynn Novick: Baseball - The Tenth Inning

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Omar Vizquel talks about coming to the United States from Venezuela and arriving in Butte, Montana.

"The Innocents Abroad" | Ken Burns: Mark Twain

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In July of 1869, Twain's The Innocents Abroad appeared at last. It was a subscription book sold door-to-door, and it made Mark Twain the most successful writer in the world. Instead of going for a cultivated audience, Twain went for the masses. "Great books are wine," said Twain. "My books are water...but everybody drinks water."

The Problem of Race | Ken Burns: Mark Twain

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Twain knew if America was going to be a great nation, the problem of race had to be talked about and brought to light. Mark Twain saw what America was about and he was not afraid to hold up a mirror.

Hannibal, Missouri | Ken Burns: Mark Twain

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The idea of place formed Mark Twain, and through Mark Twain we see Hannibal, Missouri as something of an Eden, a place of eternal summer.

Long's Passion for Power | Ken Burns: Huey Long

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Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. discusses Long's passion for power. Long stole a lot of money and accumulated a lot of power.

Woody Guthrie: The Great Dust Storm | Ken Burns: The Dust Bowl

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In the introduction to episode two, Woody Guthrie sings, "The Great Dust Storm," as historians and survivors talk about the conditions of living in the Dust Bowl during the Depression.

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