Saturday afternoon Mike Watts and I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Sharon Robinson, an author, education consultant to MLB, and daughter of Jackie Robinson. After seeing the film seven times she says, Sharon discusses the new film "42," her own memories of her father, and the current state of baseball. With a few books to her name, and a new biography out about her father, Sharon Robinson says she is looking forward to April 15th and is eternally proud that #42 continues to mean something today.
In 1997, One on One interviewed Tania Grossinger, now a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, a freelance writer and public relations consultant. As a little girl growing up in her cousin’s Catskill Resort Hotel, she saw many celebrities check-in each day, but it was Jackie Robinson who was most special to her. She is best known for her work “Growing up at Grossinger’s” and currently the author of “A Memoir of an Independent Woman.” Jake Kring-Schreifels caught up with Tania again to discuss her chance encounter with #42, their lasting relationship, and her most recent children’s book “Jackie and Me: A Very Special Relationship.”