American Experience: Jesse Owens

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 ...
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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
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/1/2012
  • UPC: 841887016445
  • Original Release: 2012
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 60:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 38,959

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Andre Braugher Voice Only
Jesse Owens
Technical Credits
Laurens Grant Director, Producer
Stacey Holman Associate Producer
Stanley Nelson Producer, Screenwriter
Tom Phillips Score Composer
Mark Samels Executive Producer
Aljernon Tunsil Editor
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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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