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Frontline: Season 1984

1984x10 Chasing the Basketball Dream

  • 1984-04-24T02:00:00Z on PBS
  • 60 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary, News

Many young men, especially many poor blacks in the nation's cities, dream of making it big by playing basketball. Charlie Cobb looks at some who make it-and many who will not-and at many of the issues in high school and college sports today. College recruiters seek the best of them, promising an educations in exchange for play. But 75% never get a college degree because, as this film suggests, colleges are too busy with their big-time sports programs to be concerned with educating their players.