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NBC pays tribute to African American history with new Jesse Owens documentary

NBC pays tribute to African American history with new Jesse Owens documentary

EXCLUSIVE: The intersection of race and athletics has become an increasingly popular documentary subject, embodied most recently by ESPN’s epic O.J. Simpson series.

Now NBC is now offering a new entry to the canon: “More Than Gold,” a story of Jesse Owens’ historic performance at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, narrated by Morgan Freeman. The network will debut the film this Sunday; it is being timed to the theatrical opening later this month, by NBC sister company Focus Features, of “Race,” the fact-based biopic that has...

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