Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Produced by Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner, Grambling's White Tiger stars Jenner as real-life quarterback Jim Gregory. The film recounts Gregory's efforts to become the first white player on Grambling College's all-black football team. Harry Belafonte made his TV-movie debut as legendary Grambling coach Eddie Robinson. The script was adapted from My Little Brother is Coming Tomorrow, a book by Bruce Behrenberg. Filmed on location in Louisiana, Grambling's White Tiger originally aired October 4, 1981.
coach, college, cross-cultural-relations, football, football-player, high-school, quarterback, racism, sports