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Game Over: Politics & Sports

Season 2 Episode 202 | 56m 46s

Howard Cosell, declared the first rule of “jockocracy” – sports and politics don’t mix. Now many of our debates about class, race, religion, sex and the quest for political power are played out on the field. Sports mirror our polarizing divisions with athletes becoming icons of the divisive debates razing the country’s cultural touchstones. Panelists: Dave Zirin, Jerry Brewer, Allyson Felix.

Aired: 06/28/22 | Expires: 09/29/22
Distributed nationally by American Public Television
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The surprising and overlooked history of disco: its origins, its fall and its legacy.
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The inside story of the protests dividing college campuses over Israel and the war in Gaza.
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