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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

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 Stephan James...

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