Synopsis by Alice Day
It is a curious thing that society worships athletes, but tends to ignore those who are able to make more profound contributions to mankind. Athletic ability is also rewarded by corporations who pay enormous sums for the endorsement of athletes. This video attempts to find out why the salaries of educators and physicians are so much smaller than the amounts paid to these individuals who are gifted with grace and speed in sports. American Athletics: The American Hero Today looks at Olympic gold medal winner Bonnie Blair, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and former NFL star Allen Page, and Chicago Bear Chris Zorich as examples.