In Depth: Ben Chandler Reflects On Grandfather's Part In Jackie's Journey
Public TV viewers this week got their first look at Ken Burns's documentary on Jackie Robinson. Ben Chandler's grandfather, A.B. "Happy" Chandler was MLB Commissioner when Jackie broke the color barrier. On the anniversary of his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers (April 15, 1947) we speak with Ben and hear the historic tale from Happy himself; audio courtesy of the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries.