did anyone else watch the jack johnson pbs special?

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  1. geauxgirl80

    geauxgirl80 Freshman

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    it's so funny how different times are now. i just watched this show and really had no idea about who jack johnson was. but it is so much how times have changed. anyone else have comments on this? i mean this was a great athlete in an unusual time.
     
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    conradj Founding Member

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    Jack Johnson the musician?
     
  3. KTeamLSU

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    She is talking about the Boxer
     
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    conradj Founding Member

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    Oh OK, name doesnt really ring a bell....when did he box?
     
  5. KTeamLSU

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    I did watch it, it was a very good historical piece.
     
  7. Tigerfan58

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    This isn't directed at you but I think it illustrates how history is purposely not encouraged/taught today so that our youth can be used and manipulated. i.e. Vietnam War = Iraq War.
    There's an old saying, if you don't know history you're doomed to repeat it.

    I'm sure this isn't what you were looking for but you asked for comments.
     
  8. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    I think most boxing fans have heard of Jack Johnson, but his story is unfamiliar. It really wasn't until the Jack Dempsey and Joe Louis era that boxing really caught on with the new radio and newsreel audiences.
     
  9. 65Grad

    65Grad Maturity is Overrated

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    Didn't watch it last night. It was on opposite Las Vegas :grin: and CSI Miami. I will watch it tonight, it is on again on PBS.
     
  10. JP4LSU

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    This isn't the boxer that they made a movie about set to release this year. It is set during the depression of the '30s and it is played by Russell Crowe. It looks to be a really good movie.
     

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