- A few hours before the first pitch, a large fire had broken out in an abandoned school near Yankee Stadium. As flames engulfed the building, not a firetruck in sight, legend has it that Howard Cosell uttered one of his most memorable phrases: “There it is, ladies and gentlemen, the Bronx is burning.”
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The Bronx Is Burning: With Oliver Platt, Kevin Conway, Daniel Sunjata, John Turturro. A look at the New York Yankees attempt to win the 1977 World Series. Based on Jonathan Mahler's book "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning."
- Oliver Platt, Kevin Conway, Daniel Sunjata
The Bronx Is Burning (stylized as The Bronx is Burning) is a television drama that debuted on ESPN on July 10, 2007, after the 2007 MLB Home Run Derby.It is an eight-episode mini-series adapted from Jonathan Mahler's best-selling book, Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning.
Jun 26, 2007 · A kaleidoscopic portrait of New York City in 1977, The Bronx Is Burning is the story of two epic battles: the fight between Yankee Reggie Jackson and team manager Billy Martin, and the battle between Mario Cuomo and Ed Koch for the city's mayorship. Buried beneath these parallel conflicts--one for the soul of baseball, the other for the soul of ...
- Jonathan Mahler
Just finished watching the two-DVD set of THE BRONX IS BURNING (2007) and enjoyed it so much I'm doing an immediate rerun while writing this. I was a Yankee fan from childhood. My memories go back to a 1960 season that ended with Pittsburgh Pirate Bill Mazeroski's World Series winning home run.
the 1977 New York Yankees against the backdrop of New York City. Yankee superstar Reggie Jackson (Daniel Sunjata) and manager Billy Martin (John Turturro) ar...
- 42 min
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Oct 29, 2015 · Why The Bronx Really Burned. New York City firefighters battle a blaze in an abandoned tenement building in the South Bronx in 1977. It’s one thing to say “that politician closed that ...
- Jody Avirgan
Complete Episode. Audio is out of synch for a few seconds at the start. Best quality I could find. Enjoy.The New York City Fire Department has appeared in nu...
- 52 min
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City is a book by Jonathan Mahler that focuses on the year 1977 in New York City. First published in 2005, it's described as 'a layered account', 'kaleidoscopic', 'a braided narrative', which weaves political, cultural, and sporting threads ...
- Jonathan Mahler