American Experience

The Boys of '36: The SS Manhattan

Clip: Season 28 Episode 7 | 1m 3s

On July 15, 1936 more than 300 members of the U.S. Olympic team boarded the SS Manhattan to travel to the Olympic Games in Berlin. The boat also carried precious cargo: the boys from Washington's racing shell, the Husky Clipper. "The Boys of '36" premieres August 2 at 9/8c on American Experience PBS.

Aired: 08/02/16

Rating: NR

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