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Ken Burns reveals Jackie Robinson love story, history as a civil rights pioneer

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Best known for such documentaries as “The Civil War,” filmmaker Ken Burns is now turning his attention to “Jackie Robinson,” a documentary focused on the man who broke baseball’s color barrier, on PBS. He tells TODAY’s Willie Geist that Robinson was “at the vanguard of the modern Civil Right movement” and was “much more complicated” than the “sanitized Madison Avenue” version of him common today. He also says that his film is also “a beautiful love story” about Robinson’s relationship with his wife, Rachel.