The Fight on American Experience

Learn the stories of two extraordinary boxers: Max Schmeling of Germany and American Joe Louis.

  • Fred Vigeant

Learn the interweaving stories of two extraordinary men, boxers Max Schmeling of Germany and American Joe Louis, culminating in what was arguably the most politicized sporting event in history: the 1938 heavyweight championship of the world.

American Experience: The Fight originally broadcast in October 2004.  This encore of American Experience broadcasts February 11 at 9pm.  You can also watch this an many other episodes of American Experience via the PBS Video app and through our website.

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