Jim Thorpe: World's Greatest Athlete
Jim Thorpe: World's Greatest Athlete Previous Broadcasts
KQED 9: Sat, Nov 12, 2011 -- 6:00 PM
This program 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 later, his advocacy of American Indian rights and self-sufficiency. The biography recounts these events, and others, through in-depth interviews with Thorpe's surviving children, dramatic re-creations, and archival stills and film.