The Jesse Owens Story

The Jesse Owens Story is a 1984 American two-part, four-hour made-for-television biographical film about the black athlete Jesse Owens. Dorian Harewood plays the Olympic gold-winning athlete. The drama won a 1985 Primetime Emmy Award and was nominated for two more. It originally premiered in syndication on July 9 and 10, 1984 as part of Operation Prime Time syndicated programming.[1]

The Jesse Owens Story
Written byHarold Gast
Directed byRichard Irving
StarringDorian Harewood
Dan Ammerman
Bob Banks
Tom Bosley
Georg Stanford Brown
LeVar Burton
Theme music composerMichel Legrand
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Harve Bennett
Producer(s)Harold Gast
Arnold Turner (associate producer)
Production location(s)Columbus, Ohio
Dallas, Texas
CinematographyCharles Correll
Editor(s)Richard Bracken
Robert F. Shugrue
Running time174 min.
Production company(s)Harve Bennett Productions
Operation Prime Time
Paramount Domestic Television
DistributorParamount Domestic Television
Original networkSyndication
Picture formatBlack and White
Audio formatMono
Original releaseJuly 9 
10, 1984

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