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Billie Jean King special to air Sept. 10 on PBS
2013-08-24

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For the first time, THIRTEEN's American Masters series profiles a sports figure—and that person is lesbian tennis icon Billie Jean King.

American Masters: Billie Jean King premieres nationally Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) to commemorate the 40th anniversaries of the Billie Jean King v. Bobby Riggs "The Battle of the Sexes" match on Sept. 20, 1973, and her founding of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) on June 20 of that year.

The documentary features new interviews with King, Serena & Venus Williams, Hillary Clinton, Sir Elton John, Maria Sharapova, Rosie Casals, Chris Evert, Gloria Steinem, Margaret Court and others.

See pbs.org/americanmasters.


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