Each of the four episodes tells a different story from the world of sports to reveal a broader social inequality impacting all of us. In one case, that means following the plight of an NCAA student-athlete to understand what it can tell us about American labor policy - policy that is often shaped to serve the interests of employers in all sorts of industries. In another, that means revisiting a debate over midnight basketball in the 1990s to understand how racial politics warped a debate over funding a youth sports program.

Futó sorozat 2021.09 - ? | 30 perc @HBO, US

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2021
09.15.
02:00
1×1
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Midnight Basketball
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Episode 1 investigates the intersection of sports, race, and social policy through a look at "Midnight Basketball" – the innovative program started in Glenarden, Maryland in 1986 to provide a haven for at-risk youths and help curb rising crime rates in the area. The successful endeavor was embraced by both President George H. W. Bush in his "1,000 Points of Light" initiative and President Bill Clinton in the 1994 Crime bill, yet still became the focus of partisan debate riddled with racial stereotypes – stereotypes that still linger to this day.

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2021
09.22.
02:00
1×2
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Misclassified
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Episode 2 focuses on the events that precipitated the NCAA's creation of the term "student-athlete," connecting that history to a wider modern trend in corporate America: avoiding legally classifying workers as "employees" to escape the fiscal responsibilities that come along with that designation.

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2021
09.29.
02:00
1×3
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Down the Backstretch
Level Playing Field

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Episode 3 explores how the shift in United States immigration policy towards Central America during the Trump administration impacted the horse racing industry. With laborers from Latin America making up a predominant number of backstretch workers at racetracks across the country, the "sport of kings" – typically associated with big money trainers and owners – suddenly found itself with a shortage of some of its most overlooked and undervalued figures.

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2021
10.06.
02:00
1×4
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The Assist
Level Playing Field

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Episode 4 explores the intersection of sports and politics through an examination of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream's landmark role in the election of Senator Raphael Warnock and the ongoing fight against voter suppression in Georgia. The Dream players' impassionate campaign against then-Georgia senator – and team owner – Kelly Loeffler made an undeniable imprint on one of the most closely watched senate races of all time.

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