A special, two-hour report documenting a pivotal year and a half in the Detroit Public Schools, against a backdrop of history and the plight of one student desperate to succeed despite the odds. “A National Disgrace,” airing on HDNet Tuesday, May 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
He made a sport that was perceived as unnatural, natural. While it had been limited to a web following before the explosion of Internet sports coverage, he brought attention from TV and newspapers. A tough-man competition to the masses he showed physical strength with intelligence the likes of which fans had not seen.