Bank of America Announces Underwriting of Ken
Burns’s Baseball Film “The Tenth Inning,”
Premiering This September on PBS
Expands upon Its Storied History of Supporting America’s National Pastime
Kids in Chicago, New York and Boston to Attend MLB® Games, Screenings of Film and Visit with Burns
August 19, 2010 11:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
CHICAGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Bank of America today announced its support of Ken Burns’s “The
Tenth Inning,” which debuts September 28-29 on PBS and is the much anticipated sequel to the landmark 1994
documentary, “Baseball.” As the sole corporate underwriter of the film – and Official Bank of Major League
Baseball™ and sponsor of nine MLB clubs – Bank of America will utilize its relationship with Burns, and its long-
standing support of America’s national pastime, to provide opportunities for children in three iconic baseball cities to
enjoy a unique experience with the filmmaker.
Bank of America will leverage its MLB local club sponsorships to give kids from nonprofit organizations in Chicago,
New York and Boston the chance to either experience the thrill of attending game at an MLB ballpark, or attend a
private screening of “The Tenth Inning.” In conjunction with the game or screening in each market, the children will
meet Burns and be able to quiz him about his upcoming film. The first such activity occurs tomorrow, when 12 local
students – who are winners of an essay contest about baseball – will attend the Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field
and receive a special visit from Burns.
“Baseball truly exemplifies America’s collective spirit and sense of potential; and there are few better storytellers of
this great game than Ken Burns,” said Anne M. Finucane, Global Strategy and Marketing officer, Bank of America.
“Our investment in ‘The Tenth Inning’ is helping Ken Burns create for baseball fans another world-class film that
celebrates the game and captivates audiences.”
Immediately preceding the PBS broadcast of the film, Bank of Ameri