Wednesday, 13 April 2011

VIDEOS ~ Jesse Owens ~ "This is Your Life" ~ Parts 1 and 2

While searching for information about Jesse Owens, we came across this interesting two-part program.  "This is Your Life" featured Jesse Owens as their special guest on a show in 1960.  Alisdair and I enjoyed watching this old program as neither of us were born when it originally aired.  Jesse Owens seemed very surprised and taken off-guard by the whole experience.  After reading about Owens coaches, (Ridley and Snyder), it was nice to be able to see them! Alisdair was especially intrigued with the now long outmoded technology that Owens was given as prizes ~ it's hard to imagine a time when the antique electronic equipment on the video was actually "state of the art!"

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