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Season 1 Episode #103

Bill Bowerman An Oregon Experience, Bill Bowerman

Broadcasts: July 15, 10:00 p.m. [OPB TV], July 17, 3:00 a.m. [OPB TV], February 26, 2:00 a.m. [OPB TV], September 22, 9:00 p.m. [OPB TV], September 24, 2:00 a.m. [OPB TV], May 9, 9:00 p.m. [OPB TV], May 11, 2:00 a.m. [OPB TV]


Bill Bowerman is considered one of the greatest track coaches the world has ever known. In his 24 years at the University of Oregon he won four NCAA team championships and coached 33 Olympians. Using archival materials and interviews with family and former students, Oregon Experience looks at the remarkable life of this legendary coach and co-founder of NIKE.

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Funding Provided By: Arlene Schnitzer and Jordan Schnitzer, Robert D. and Marcia H. Randall Charitable Trust, Oregon Cultural Trust, Clark Foundation

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