Nearly seven decades after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the lessons he taught still resonate throughout America – and all the way to the White House. In filmmaker Ken Burns' fascinating exploration "Jackie Robinson," co-directed with Sarah Burns and David McMahon and set to air April 11 and 12 on PBS, President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama celebrated the role of not just Robinson but his wife, Rachel.
In the first clip of the film, shared exclusively with Yahoo Sports, the president and his wife marvel at the courage of Jackie and Rachel, whose experiences as pioneers set a sterling example for the Obamas.
"I think any time you're involved in an endeavor that involves enormous stress,” President Obama said, "finding yourself questioned in terms of whether you should be where you are, to be able to go back and have refuge with someone who you know loves you and you know has your back – you know, that's priceless."Read More »from Exclusive video: President, first lady marvel at courage in Ken Burns' 'Jackie Robinson'