Jim Thorpe: The World's Greatest Athlete

Jim Thorpe: The World's Greatest Athlete

Sun, 11/27/2016 - 9:00pm

Pictured: Jim Thorpe in Regalia

Credit: Jim Thorpe Association

This film recounts these events of Jim Thorpe's life through in-depth interviews with Thorpe's surviving children, dramatic re-creations, and archival stills and film. Jim Thorpe: The World's Greatest Athelete, airing Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 9 p.m. on WXXI World, on 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 his advocacy of American Indian rights and self-sufficiency.

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