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Dr. Janis L. Taylor retired from teaching in 1988 after a 25-year career as a college educator and documentary filmmaker. Her teaching career included full-time appointments at Barat College in Lake Forest, Illinois; Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois; and Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Kentucky. Throughout her career in academia, Dr. Taylor produced and directed her own independent documentaries. Her two most noted ones are "When Diamonds Were a Girl's Best Friend" (1987), which won first place in the documentary category of the Chicago Access Corporation Video Festival, and "When Dreams Come True" (1989), which received honorable mention at the same Chicago Access competition. Both documentaries are about the All American Girls' Professional Baseball League that existed in the Midwest from 1943-1954. Based on her knowledge of the league, she contributed to Bob Pekurney's script for the CBS series, "A League of Their Own." Since retirement, she has continued to work on independent documentaries with nonprofit organizations.
Janis Taylor Titles:
Media Relations in Sport

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