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American Experience: Jesse Owens
     

American Experience: Jesse Owens

Director: Laurens Grant

Cast: Jesse Owens, Andre Braugher

 
Andre Braugher narrates a profile of Jesse Owens (1913-80), the legendary track athlete who upended Adolf Hitler's goal of using the 1936 Berlin Olympics as a showcase for the superiority of Aryan athletes by winning four gold medals.\Following the games, Owens was stripped of his amateur standing for skipping an Amateur Athletic Union tour of Europe and returning

Overview

Andre Braugher narrates a profile of Jesse Owens (1913-80), the legendary track athlete who upended Adolf Hitler's goal of using the 1936 Berlin Olympics as a showcase for the superiority of Aryan athletes by winning four gold medals.\Following the games, Owens was stripped of his amateur standing for skipping an Amateur Athletic Union tour of Europe and returning home (he missed his wife; and also hoped to cash in on his celebrity). Included: insights from Owens' daughters Beverly and Marlene. ~ Jeff Gemmill

Product Details

Release Date:
05/01/2012
UPC:
0841887016445
Original Release:
2012
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:00:00
Sales rank:
14,204

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Experience: Jesse Owens
1. Breaking World Records [11:12]
2. Hitler's Germany [12:50]
3. The 1936 Olympic Games [16:59]
4. A Forgotten Hero [10:50]
5. Credits [2:19]

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