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Level Playing Field: Misclassified (S1EP2 HBO Tues 21 Sep 2021)

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Misclassified: Episode 2 focuses on the events that precipitated the NCAA’s creation of the term "student-athlete," connecting that history to a wider modern trend in corporate America: avoiding legally classifying workers as "employees" to escape the fiscal responsibilities that come along with that designation.

Airdate: Tues 21 Sep 2021 at 20:00 on HBO

Season 1 Episode 2

Level Playing Field examines how multi-billion-dollar industries in and out of sports have historically underpaid their most valuable assets, politicized community-based initiatives, and stifled the voices of athletes of color. Featuring stories and insights from sports and policy changemakers including the WNBA’s Elizabeth Williams, U.S. senators Cory Booker and Raphael Warnock, Rep. Joaquin Castro, and sports journalist Jemele Hill among others, the dynamic four-part series looks at the far-reaching twin impacts of legislation and activism as they intersect with sports.