Jim Thorpe: The World's Greatest Athlete

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 11:00pm

Pictured: Jim Thorpe in Regalia

Credit: Jim Thorpe Association

This film recounts these events of Jim Thorpe's life through in-depth interviews with Thorpe's surviving children, dramatic re-creations, and archival stills and film. Jim Thorpe: The World's Greatest Athelete, airing Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 11 p.m. on WXXI World (cable 524/DT21.2), on chronicles the sports superstar's remarkable life (1887-1953) — from his boyhood in Oklahoma and his gold-medal wins at the 1912 Summer Olympics to his subsequent fall from grace and his advocacy of American Indian rights and self-sufficiency.