He was regarded by many - from Sports Writers and Broadcasters of America to the King of Sweden - as one of the most prominent athletes of all-time. And Jim Thorpe remains today a sports legend worldwide. A new documentary, Jim Thorpe: The World’s Greatest Athlete, to be released to PBS stations this fall explores the life of the iconic sportsman of the Sac and Fox Nation in Oklahoma in a way that would not romanticize him posthumously but would show audiences that he was a real-life person too, faults and all.
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