The movie “Race” based on Olympic champion Jesse Owens winning the gold in Berlin,Germany in 1936 will be released this month, NBC Sports will debut their one hour-long documentary titled “More Than Gold” this Sunday Feb.14th at 12:30pm.
The documentary could serve to draw attention to the February 19 release of “Race,” a film from NBCUniversal’s Focus Features unit that tells the story of Owens’ quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history as he readies for the 1936 Olympics. The film stars Stephan James and Jason Sudeikis.
The program will examine Jesse Owens’ historic performance at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. Actor Morgan Freeman does the narration.
“More Than Gold” features interviews with three members of the U.S. team who competed in the 1936 Olympics: Adolph Kiefer (Gold Medalist, 100-Meter Backstroke); Iris Cummings Critchell (200-Meter Breaststroke); and John Lysak (Doubles Canoe), as well as 1948 U.S. Olympic team member Herbert Douglas (Bronze Medalist, Long Jump). The film also features Owens’ daughters Beverly Owens Prather, Marlene Owens Rankin and Gloria Owens Hemphill.