The Major League baseball season is delayed but celebrated documentary filmmaker Ken Burns is letting Americans play ball anyway.
Burns announced on Twitter that his documentary miniseries Baseball will be made available for FREE streaming on PBS stations nationwide.
According to the official Ken Burns website, Baseball is a nine-part series that examines nearly 200 years of American history through the prism of our national pastime. The series celebrates the achievements of dozens of memorable Americans who, through baseball, became national icons and follows the fortunes of two of the most beloved teams, the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox.
The series also celebrates the extraordinary stars of the Negro Leagues, the pioneers who paved the way for integration of the national pastime, and ultimately, America at large. It is also the story of the transformation of millions of immigrants from everywhere into new generations of Americans; of the rise and fall of great American cities; of fathers and sons and of mothers and daughters; and of our insatiable need for heroes.
Each episode – one for each inning of a baseball game – is about two hours long. That’s a lot of watching time.
How You Can Watch Ken Burns’ Baseball
If you have a smart TV or streaming device (Roku, Amazon Fire, etc.) you can download the PBS app for your individual device.