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PBS American Experience: Jesse Owens

Get ready for the Olympics games!

PBS American Experience series

This is the true story of how Jesse Owens humiliated Adolph Hitler at the 1936 Olympics.

These games were held in Berlin and Nazi Germany expected to demonstrate arian superiority by sweeping the events but one American had a different idea.

Jesse Owens could run like the wind and he didn't pay any attention to Hitler's intentions. He was going to run his best race!

Watch and learn about the first American hero who battled with Adolph Hitler.

This is one of the best sports stories I've ever experienced but it's about more than just sports. It's a story about America and it's people. It's also a story about human values. It's as relevant today as it was in 1936.

American Experience is a great source for history. You can watch it for entertainment or as a serious student. Either way you will find quality programming and truth. Other stories currently available include: Clinton, The Panama Canal, Grand Coulee Dam, Hoover Dam, and The Crash of 1929.  

Learn your history on demand! The PBS series American Experience is available through the PBS app for your iPhone and iPad. You can download the PBS app at the Apple Apps Store and iTunes.

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