The Olympian: Jesse Owens, the African-American track & field athlete who won gold in the 1936 Berlin Olympics -- and embarrassed the heck out of Hitler by defeating the Aryans he competed against. Hard-knock life: Racism, segregation, legal trouble Extra obstacle: Honestly, do you need any more than those? And featuring: Levar Burton! Tom Bosley! Should it air on Lifetime? It won a primetime Emmy. It's probably too good for the channel.