Season 27, Episode 4 Billie Jean King
First Aired: September 10, 2013
A profile of Billie Jean King, who won 39 Grand Slam tennis titles; helped form a precursor to the WTA Tour; founded the Women's Sports Foundation and Women's Sports magazine; cofounded World TeamTennis; and defeated Bobby Riggs at a much-ballyhooed "Battle of the Sexes" match in 1973. The documentary includes remarks from past and current tennis stars Margaret Court, Chris Evert, Maria Sharapova, and Serena and Venus Williams; Riggs' son Larry; Hillary Clinton; and Gloria Steinem.
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- Premise: An acclaimed series of biographies of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and Hollywood stars. Profiles of Alexander Calder, Paul Simon, Charlie Chaplin and music producer John Hammond won Peabody Awards, while films about Edward R. Murrow, Lucille Bal… (more)