Burns Updates His Popular ‘Baseball’ Documentary

NEW YORK — Filmmaker Ken Burns is wading into baseball’s steroids era for a postscript to his 1994 PBS documentary about the sport.

The nine-part 1994 series ‘Baseball‘ was a refuge for fans during a year the sport was shut down for a strike.

PBS says Burns is following it up with ‘The Tenth Inning,’ a four-hour documentary that will air Sept. 28 and 29, just before playoffs begin.

Watch The Preview For ‘Baseball’

The film essentially covers Major League baseball since 1994. Covered are the rise in performance-enhancing drugs, the sport’s international flavor because of Asian and Latino players, a new Yankees dynasty and the breakthrough of the Boston Red Sox.

A DVD and Blu-ray disc will be available a week later with two additional hours of material.

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