In 1938, as America was reeling from the Great Depression, a stocky, dung-colored, knobby-kneed racehorse named Seabiscuit captured the nations attention. Columnist Walter Winchell named him one of the years top ten newsmakers, along with Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler. Meanwhile, the Biscuits equine image sold everything from ladies hats to oranges to dry-cleaning services.
For those who loved the film Seabiscuit, the real story of this amazing racehorse is a must-see. American Experience: Seabiscuit tells the story of the unlikely champion who became Americas hero and of the men who nurtured his potential and drove him to superstardom. Narrated by Scott Glenn, the 60-minute documentary animates Laura Hillenbrands best-selling book Seabiscuit: An American Legend, weaving thrilling archival footage of Seabiscuits major races with commentary by those who knew his owner, trainer, and jockeys.