Behind the Scenes

A behind the scenes look at American Experience's biography "Jesse Owens" with series executive producer, Mark Samels, and filmmaker, Laurens Grant.

My American Experience

My American Experience photos

Share Your Story

Who is your sports hero? Who do you think had the biggest impact on our country? Who is your favorite? Share your story with AMERICAN EXPERIENCE.



  • Additional funding for this program was provided by

  • DIG: Nordblom Family Foundation, Gretchen Stone Cook Charitable Foundation (owens, death)
  • Yawkey Foundation