Triple Play: Sports, Politics & Greed

On this week’s Moyers & Company, Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation and contributor to the Zinn Education Project joined Bill Moyers to talk about the collision of sports and politics.

“There’s always so much happening in the world of sports and there’s always so many different ways in which sports not just reflects our lives but shapes our lives,” Zirin tells Moyers. “It shapes our understanding of things like racism, sexism, homophobia. It shapes our understanding of our country, it shapes our understanding of corporations and what’s happening to our cities. In so many different ways sports stories are stories of American life in the 21st century.”

moyersandcompany_logoDave Zirin’s books include A People’s History of Sports in the United States, Bad Sports: How Owners are Ruining the Games We Love, and his most recent, Game Over: How Politics has Turned the Sports World Upside Down.

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