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Fenway at 100
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SUN 4/1/2012

2:30PM on CPTV
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FENWAY PARK AT 100

Inside Fenway Park: An Icon at 100 celebrates the centennial of the oldest (and smallest) ballpark in America. Using a Red Sox/Yankees game as a thread, the film tells the story of Fenway's long history as a venue for sports and as a public space; masses for WWI soldiers, a 1918 Irish Republican rally, FDR's last presidential campaign speech, concerts by Bruce Springsteen and others. In 1999, it looked as if Fenway would be razed to make way for a new ballpark. Luckily, wiser heads prevailed and Boston's most popular attraction (more tourists visit Fenway than the Freedom Trail) survived.