Golf Channel to produce Black History Month documentary


ORLANDO, Fla. ' Golf Channel announced Wednesday a partnership with Moxie Pictures, a media company specializing in filmed entertainment, that will produce a documentary that will air on the network in 2009 to commemorate Black History Month.
Uneven Fairways will bring to light the little-known, but rich history of African-Americans in golf through never-before-seen archival footage and revealing stories of the men and women who stood up to prejudice and endured indignities just to be able to play the game at its highest level. Based on the books Uneven Lies by Pete McDaniel and Forbidden Fairways by Calvin H. Sinnette, Uneven Fairways will tell the story of both the innovators whose place in golf history has never been adequately acknowledged, and the stalwarts who challenged the status quo and played their way into public consciousness and the annals of golf.
Golf Channel will televise Uneven Fairways in high definition on Feb. 11. Additional vignettes will air on, on demand and on the channel throughout February.
Uneven Fairways will be one of the most compelling programs we will air in 2009, said Golf Channel president Page Thompson. These are inspiring stories of golfers who overcame great odds just to create a tour where they could compete. Its a fascinating and important story, and we are all proud to tell it on Golf Channel.
Moxie Pictures released the following statement: We are pleased to be collaborating with Golf Channel on such an important story, Moxie Pictures said in a statement. The men and women featured in Uneven Fairways were true trailblazers who played golf out of the love of the game. It is gratifying to be able to bring their stories to a large audience through the Golf Channel.
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