Jackie Robinson (film)

Jackie Robinson
Genre Documentary film
Written by David McMahon & Sarah Burns
Directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns & David McMahon
Starring Jamie Foxx
Narrated by Keith David
Theme music composer Wynton Marsalis and Doug Wamble
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes Two
Producer(s) Sarah Burns, David McMahon, Ken Burns
Cinematography Buddy Squires
Editor(s) Lewis Erksine, Ted Raviv
Running time 4 h (240 min)
Production company(s) Florentine Films
Distributor Public Broadcasting Service
Original network PBS
Original release
  • April 11, 2016 (2016-04-11)
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Jackie Robinson is a 2016 documentary film directed by Ken Burns. It debuted as a two-part series, the first half premiering on April 11, 2016, and the second half airing the night after. It concerns the life of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play in the major leagues of baseball in the modern era.

Actors and historians

The documentary film is narrated by Keith David, and features the voice of Jamie Foxx as Jackie Robinson. A series of noted commentators give background information. They include:


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