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Video: Remembering The Sportatorium and Big D Jamboree


by Anne Bothwell 9 Sep 2008

[flashvideo filename=rtmp://kera-flash.streamguys.us:80/jwplayer&id=video/productions/2008/nowherebuttexas2/01_nbt2_sportatorium width=400 height=224 displayheight=224 /] The 4,000 seat Dallas Sportatorium made its debut as a wrestling arena, but beginning in the 1940s, it was home to the Big D Jamboree, a music show in the spirit of the Grand Old Opry. Watch this segment from Nowhere But Texas 2, first broadcast tonight on KERA […]

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The 4,000 seat Dallas Sportatorium made its debut as a wrestling arena, but beginning in the 1940s, it was home to the Big D Jamboree, a music show in the spirit of the Grand Old Opry. Watch this segment from Nowhere But Texas 2, first broadcast tonight on KERA Television,  to see the impact the music and the venue had on Dallas.

Nowhere But Texas 2 airs again Sept. 13 at 11:30 a.m.

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