This blog post was created by KCTS 9 marketing and communications intern Emily T. in collaboration with KCTS 9 staff.
Coming soon to American Experience is The Boys of ’36, a documentary inspired by the #1 New York Times-bestselling book, The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. The story follows the journey of the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team, as they fought for a gold medal victory at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. The team lifted spirits across a nation struggling during the Great Depression, and received global recognition as they defeated Adolf Hitler’s German rowing team. It draws on the boys’ journals and memories of the events to create an inspiring story of success. If you have not yet picked up this captivating read, we highly recommend it. For those of you who already have, and are on a hunt for something similar, check out our list on similar reads that include thrilling stories of great sports moments, victories and defeats, and unity for success.
American Experience: The Boys of ’36 premieres August 2, 2016 on KCTS 9.