DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

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ALEX STRACHAN

MIKE HUGHES

KIM AKASS

MONIQUE NAZARETH

ROGER CATLIN

GARY EDGERTON

TOM BRINKMOELLER

GERALD JORDAN

NOEL HOLSTON

 
 
 
 
 
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: "JESSE OWENS"
May 1, 2012  | By David Bianculli

PBS, 8:00 p.m. ET

 

This new one-hour biography of Jesse Owens, whose speed mocked Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, is itself presented at a breathtaking, exhilarating pace. Narrated by Andre Braugher, and co-produced by Stanley Nelson (who wrote it) and Laurens Grant (who directed it), Jesse Owens, like its subjects, bursts out of the blocks with no wasted motion – and never slows down. For a full review, see Gerald Jordan’s Crossing Jordan review HERE. Check local listings.

 
 
 
 
 
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