Professional Sports: For Love or Money?
Barbara Bush: Sports and Popular Culture
Skill: Middle School
Time Required: One to two class periods
Since the 1970s, television contracts have infused American professional sports with large amounts of money. That trend continues today. Barbara and George Bush enjoy watching professional sports (their son, George W., once owned the Texas Rangers baseball team) and were certainly aware of this issue.
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This lesson was developed by Bette Brooks, Kent State University.