Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 81°F
$60, 240 minutes on 2 discs. | Preorder DVD
BASEBALL: THE TENTH INNING is a four hour, two episode follow-up to Ken Burns’ original Baseball series. The film tells the tumultuous story of America’s national pastime from the early 1990s to the present day, introducing an unforgettable array of players, teams and fans, celebrating the game’s resilience and enduring appeal, and showcasing both extraordinary accomplishments, and devastating losses and disappointments.
$100, Hardcover, 592 pages, with 590 photographs. Published by Knopf. | Preorder Hardcover Book
In 1994 Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns’s Baseball captured the beauty and complexity of America’s national pastime. Now, to coincide with the PBS broadcast of a new two-part “Tenth Inning” episode, this expanded edition, brings the monumental work into the turbulent twenty-first century, from the 1994 strike to the extraordinary homerun race of 1998 to Barry Bonds and the steroid age, and beyond.
$150, 1,380 minutes on 11 Discs (includes THE TENTH INNING) | Preorder Boxed Set DVD
Here is the story of America’s national pastime from master storyteller Ken Burns. It is an epic overflowing with heroes and hopefuls, scoundrels and screwballs. A saga spanning the quest for racial justice, the clash of labor and management, the immigrant experience, the transformation of popular culture, and the enduring appeal of the national pastime. And through it all, baseball remains a mirror of America.
$250, includes all of above plus Ken Burns’s Baseball Soundtrack | Preorder DVD Boxed Set, Hardcover Book + Free CD
Featuring music by Natalie Cole, Dr. John, Bruce Hornsby, Branford Marsalis, and Carly Simon, as well as vintage recordings, historic radio calls, and the solo piano playing of Jacqueline Schwab.
We held two events on
Thursday, August 19:
LUNCH WITH KEN BURNS
More than 400 guests joined us for a Tenth Inning luncheon screening at the Union League Club, one of Chicago’s most venerable institutions. Ken addressed the group and concluded with Q & A and book signing session.
AN EVENING WITH KEN BURNS
After Ken conducted several media interviews during the afternoon, about 900 WTTW members, viewers and members of the general public gathered at the Bank of America Theatre for a screening of Chicago-specific Tenth Inning clips and Q & A with Ken.