Wrap up the Summer Olympics with amazing stories about world-class athletes from GBH’s AMERICAN EXPERIENCE history series. See the interweaving lives of two extraordinary boxers—Max Schmeling of Germany and American Joe Louis— who completed in what was arguably the most politicized sporting event in history: the 1938 world heavyweight championship. Then, discover how Jesse Owens (above), the 22-year-old son of a sharecropper, channeled his raw emotions into winning four gold medals.

Watch The Fight at 8pm and Jesse Owens at 9pm tonight on GBH WORLD.