Prime Video Pitches Reggie Jackson Baseball Documentary

Prime Video will chronicle the career and legacy of Major League Baseball Hall Of Famer Reggie Jackson in a new documentary debuting March 24.

The documentary, Reggie, will provide a follow the career of the five-time World Series Champion and one of the league’s most influential superstars, said Prime Video. As part of the documentary, Jackson contemplates his legacy as a trailblazing Black athlete fighting for respect throughout his barrier-breaking career, including his start with the Oakland A’s through his legendary run as a member of the New York Yankees.

Jackson also sits down with other sports legends including NBA great Julius Erving and MLB Hall of Famers Hank Aaron and Derek Jeter to discuss their own career and life experiences in their respective sports, said the streaming service.

Reggie is executive produced by Brenda Gilbert, Aaron Gilbert, Josh Miller, Kim Carsten, Zoe Morrison, Jason Cloth and Suraj Maraboyina.■

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.