or


view all related dvds | view all related news | view all related listings
date (day) time network episode title
3/21/16 (Mo.)8:00 PMSMITH(#104) TED WILLIAMS
3/14/16 (Mo.)8:00 PMSMITH(#103) LOU GEHRIG
3/7/16 (Mo.)8:00 PMSMITH(#102) BABE RUTH
2/29/16 (Mo.)8:00 PMSMITH(#101) HANK AARON






MAJOR LEAGUE LEGENDS (SMITH)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/29/16 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (4 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 3/21/16; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from Smithsonian Channel's press release, January 2016) Smithsonian Channel and Major League Baseball have teamed up to tell the stories of four players who transcended the National Pastime and left legacies as true American icons: Hank Aaron, who surmounted racism in the Deep South and became baseball's home run king; Babe Ruth, who emerged from a troubled youth to become America's first superstar celebrity; Lou Gehrig, the embodiment of integrity who achieved immortality for his bravery in facing a terrible disease that now bears his name; and Ted Williams, who aspired to be the greatest hitter ever and inspired generations with his quest for perfection. MAJOR LEAGUE LEGENDS will premiere over four consecutive Monday nights beginning February 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT with a special Black History Month presentation of MAJOR LEAGUE LEGENDS: HANK AARON. Each of the specials is narrated by Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) winner Martin Sheen. The stories take an in-depth look at the history, psychology and mythology of each of the Baseball Hall of Famers. Providing context throughout each of the programs are a host of journalists, academics, sports figures, and even a mythologist. They include Deadspin founder Will Leitch, ESPN's Howard Bryant, best-selling author Jane Leavy, National Museum of African American History and Culture curator Damion Thomas, author Phil Cousineau and basketball coaching legend Bobby Knight, among others.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Charles Poe as EP (Smithsonian)
· David Royle as EP (Smithsonian)
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Major League Baseball