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Tonight on HBO2 the Extraordinary Life Story of Joe Louis

HBO Sports presents five of its acclaimed boxing documentaries on consecutive Thursday evenings this summer on HBO2. Featuring HBO Sports’ trademark blend of unseen archival footage, home movies, revealing interviews and unique storytelling, the festival launched June 26.

Films include:

JOE LOUIS: AMERICA’S HERO… BETRAYED (Tonight, July 10, 6:45 p.m. ET/PT) tells the story of the legendary boxer, born 100 years ago, and his tremendous impact on segregated America. The documentary reveals how the grandson of slaves became one of the greatest heavyweights of all time, served as an iconic figure in World War II and later carried himself with dignity and class through numerous setbacks.

Following its Thursday night presentation on HBO2, each documentary will also be available on HBO On Demand® and HBO GO®.