Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Breaking Barriers - Jackie Robinsion

Sunday was the 65th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the color barrier in baseball. In MLB parks across the country all players wore Robinson's 42 to commemorate the milestone.

Face the Nation anchor Bob Schieffer - a big baseball fan - took note of the observance on his Sunday program...

Coincidentally, Bob Schieffer, CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent, was in Raleigh Tuesday visiting WRAL TV5 and NC SPIN. I had the pleasure of meeting him. Most of the conversation centered on politics, but we did make the baseball connection.

The National Pastime runs deep in Schieffer's family. His younger brother was president of the Texas Rangers.

David Crabtree did this extended interview with the veteran newsman - 55 years in journalism! They talk baseball about 7.5 minutes into the Q&A...