In 1936, nine working-class young men from the University of Washington took the rowing world and America by storm when they captured the gold medal at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Their unexpected victory gave hope to a nation struggling to emerge from the depths of the Great Depression. The Boys of '36 premieres August 2 at 9/8c on PBS American Experience.Premiere Date: August 2, 2016 | Runtime: 00:01:30
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American Experience, TVs most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.