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Hoop Dreams

Hoop Dreams (1995)
Duration: 00:30:44

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Themes: Education and Families | Sports and Entertainment | Africa and African-Americans |

Guests: Arthur Jr. Agee, William Gates, Perry Watson, Ron Washington
Host : Darryl Wood [bio]Darryl Wood hosted the show for ten years from 1988 to 1998 under the title American Black Journal. His shows focused on the skills and talents of many of the nation's leading African-American business people.

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Producer : Tony Mottley


Summary: Documentary subjects Arthur Agee, Jr. and William Gates discuss "Hoop Dreams", a recently-released documentary about their efforts to become professional basketball players. Also, Perry Watson (basketball coach at the University of Detroit) and Ron Washington (Director of Operations at the St. Cecilia basketball program) discuss the economic factors that influence young black men to want to become professional athletes.