Interviews with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Deborah Morales on Next Maltin on Movies
03.14.11 by REELZ
It's March Madness, Leonard Maltin–style, on the next Maltin on Movies. Along with taking a look at
On the Shoulders of Giants, an inspiring documentary about the greatest basketball team you've never heard of, Maltin interviews Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the movie's Executive Producer Deborah Morales.
In On the Shoulders of Giants, Abdul-Jabbar asks great athletes and coaches to name the best team they ever encountered, but he tops them all with his story of the Harlem Renaissance, better known as the Rens.
They were the first all-black professional basketball team in America, and they were tough to beat. The movie also includes Maya Angelou, Dr. Cornel West, Charles Barkley, Wynton Marsalis, Bob Costas, the late John Wooden, Spike Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, Julius Erving, Herbie Hancock, and the Reverend Jesse Jackson.
Tune in for the Maltin on Movies premiere Friday, March 18, at 12:30 PM ET / 9:30 AM PT. Or catch one of its encore showings on ReelzChannel (Dish 299, DirecTV 238, and your cable system).