The last thirty minutes of American Masters: Billy Jean King was cut short due to special coverage by PBS Newshour of the prime time speech by President Obama on September 10. witf will repeat American Masters: Billy Jean King Sunday November 17 at 2:00pm so you will be able to watch the entire program.
This is American Masters' first profile of a sports figure and commemorates the 40th anniversaries of the famous Billie Jean King v. Bobby Riggs “The Battle of the Sexes” tennis match and the launch of the Women’s Tennis Association. King presents her own story, with perspective from Serena and Venus Williams, Hillary Clinton, Sir Elton John, Maria Sharapova, members of the Virginia Slims Circuit “Original 9” including Rosie Casals, Gloria Steinem, Chris Evert, Margaret Court, Bobby Riggs’ son Larry, family, friends, and many others.
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