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Joe Louis: America's Hero...Betrayed

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Summary: He was the grandson of slaves who would become one of the greatest boxers of all time. Legendary heavyweight Joe Louis is profiled in this special that chronicles his incredible career and reveals how he served as an iconic figure in World War II and carried himself with dignity and class through numerous setbacks. Known as the "Brown Bomber," Louis' popularity with both black and white fans would make him America's first true crossover athlete during a critical time in American history. Interviews in this documentary include his son, Joe Barrow Jr., Jimmy Carter, Maya Angelou, Jerry Lewis, Dick Gregory, Pete and Louis Marciano, Gay Talese, Charles Rangel, and others. (TVPG) (AC,V)

Genre : Sports