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JOE LOUIS: AMERICA'S HERO... BETRAYED premieres
Saturday night, February 23rd on HBO

He was the grandson of slaves who became one of the greatest boxers in history. Legendary heavyweight Joe Louis, the "Brown Bomber," was America's first true cross-over athlete. This special film chronicles his life, shows his far-reaching impact on segregated America and popularity with both black and white fans, and reveals how even though he served as an iconic figure in WWII, the government and IRS betrayed him and drove him into a desperate state at the end of his boxing career and life. Interviews include his son, Joe Barrow Jr., Jimmy Carter, Maya Angelou, Jerry Lewis, Pete and Louis Marciano, and others.

And, on the same special night on HBO, catch LIVE World Championship Boxing: Klitschko vs. Ibragimov.


For more information, please visit http://www.hbo.com/events/joelouis/index.html