JIM THORPE: WORLD'S GREATEST ATHLETE

Program Details
Air Time: 
11/29/2013 - 3:00pm - 3:59pm
Program Title: 
NONE
Program Service: 
EX
Program URL: 
http://www.jimthorpefilm.com
PSIP Description: 
Chronicles the sports star's life, Olympic gold-medal wins and support of American Indian rights.
Long Description: 
JIM THORPE: THE WORLD'S GREATEST ATHLETE chronicles the sports superstar's remarkable life (1887-1953) - from his boyhood in Oklahoma and his gold-medal wins at the 1912 Summer Olympics to his subsequent fall from grace and later, his advocacy of American Indian rights and self-sufficiency. The one-hour biography recounts these events, and others, through in-depth interviews with Thorpe's surviving children, dramatic re-creations, and archival stills and film.