A Special Report about Jackie Robinson by Howard Cosell on the day of Robinson's funeral (October 27, 1972).
Admiration of Brooklyn Dodger baseball player (1947-1956), on and off the field, by the people who knew him and admired him. This ABC TV Special is joined in progress. There are reminiscences by Ralph Branca, and Bobby Bragan, teammates of Robinson in 1947...challenges for Jackie during his rookie year when he first played for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Other reflections are espoused by Buzzie Bavasi, Bill Veeck, Hank Aaron, Martin Stone, who was Jackie Robinson's attorney, Marian Logan, who worked with Jackie Robinson, basketball great Bill Russell, and eldest son of Jackie Robinson, David Robinson.
At the funeral of Robinson, Jesse Jackson talks to Howard Cosell about the eulogy he just delivered.
Another segment included is an interview Howard Cosell had with Jackie Robinson as both were leaving the funeral of Gil Hodges (April 1972). Jackie looks back at his past and reflects on his life and career, including the tragic recent loss of his son Jackie Robinson Jr.
NOTE: This SPECIAL Jackie Robinson tribute report produced by Howard Cosell is not only lost to history as a television broadcast, in any form, it is little known/remembered to even archivists that it ever was broadcast.