Interview with producers of American Experience documentary “The Boys of ’36”

American Experience executive producer Mark Samels on making of ‘Boys of ’36’ documentary.

The American Experience documentary, “The Boys of ’36” tells the story of the University of Washington rowing crew that went on to win the gold at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. The story was the subject of Daniel James Brown’s book ‘‘The Boys in the Boat,’’ which is the basis for the documentary. KCTS spoke with American Experience executive producer, Mark Samels, director/co-producer of the documentary Margaret Grossi, and co-producer Mary Carillo. The trio was in town for the premiere of the documentary in Seattle.

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