Daniel James Brown says his job in writing The Boys in the Boat was to capture a great story and do justice to it. And he did. In a revealing conversation, Brown details how he found the story of nine University of Washington rowers who overcame tremendous odds to win gold and glory at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Their gold-medal performance embarrassed Adolf Hitler’s Nazi propaganda machine and helped to put Seattle on the map as it overcame its difficult Depression-era years.
The Boys of '36 will air on Tuesday, August 2 at 9pm.
The son of Mexican immigrants, Enrique Cerna was born and raised in the Yakima Valley. Enrique joined KCTS 9 in January, 1995. He has anchored current affairs programs, moderated statewide political debates, produced and reported stories for national PBS programs in addition to local documentaries on social and juvenile justice, the environment and Latinos in Washington State.
Enrique has earned nine Northwest Emmy Awards and numerous other honors. In June, 2013, he was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Northwest Chapter’s Silver Circle for his work as a television professional.More stories by Enrique Cerna