'Jackie Robinson' Documentary: How To Watch Ken Burns' PBS Film On Influential Baseball Legend

The second (and final) part of the PBS Jackie Robinson documentary is set to air tonight - here's when to watch it and how to catch up before the broadcast.

PBS debuted its Jackie Robinson documentary Monday night, directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon. The first part focused on Robinson's humble beginnings all the way through his big Rookie of the Year award win.

Tuesday night's second part centers on Robinson's seminal career in Major League Baseball through his continued fight against discrimination.

"In 1949, Robinson led the Dodgers to the World Series for the second time in three seasons and won the Most Valuable Player award," the official PBS site reads for Part 2. "He also began to speak out, arguing calls with umpires and challenging opposing players. His outspokenness drew the scorn of fans, a once-adoring press, even his own teammates. He was accused of being 'uppity,' a 'rabble-rouser,' and urged to be "a player, not a crusader.'

The description continues, "After baseball, he found new ways to use his fame to fight discrimination, writing newspaper columns, raising money for the NAACP and jailed protesters, supporting the political candidates he believed would push for equality and working towards economic empowerment for blacks. But as the civil rights movement he had once seemed to embody became more militant, its demands more strident, he was accused of being out of touch - an Uncle Tom. Yet even as diabetes crippled his body and unspeakable tragedy visited his home, Robinson continued to fight for first class citizenship for all African Americans."

Part 2 of Jackie Robinson premieres at 9 p.m. ET/PT and lasts for two hours.

For those who did not see Part 1, PBS has the full video up here. Part 2 will likely be uploaded on Wednesday.

If you wish to keep up with the Jackie Robinson documentary as it airs tonight, use hashtag #JackieRobinsonPBS on Twitter.

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