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Roberto Clemente

Season 20 Episode 7 | 52m 21s | WETA Passport

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Born in Puerto Rico, Clemente was an exceptional baseball player and humanitarian whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change. He would die in a tragic plane crash in 1972.

Aired: 12/14/12 | Expires: 01/25/25 | Rating: TV-PG

Corporate sponsorship for American Experience is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance. Major funding by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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