Fri Sep 4 9:00pm
AltheaNew(Season 30, Episode 1) PBS

A profile of tennis great Althea Gibson (1927-2003), the first African-American athlete to win at Wimbledon (1957 and '58) and the U.S. Nationals (1957 and '58). It was not an easy path, however. Despite winning numerous titles, she made little money; Gran (more…)

Fri Sep 4 10:30pm
Billie Jean King(Season 27, Episode 4) PBS

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 "Battl (more…)

Sat Sep 5 2:00am
Althea(Season 30, Episode 1) PBS

A profile of tennis great Althea Gibson (1927-2003), the first African-American athlete to win at Wimbledon (1957 and '58) and the U.S. Nationals (1957 and '58). It was not an easy path, however. Despite winning numerous titles, she made little money; Gran (more…)

Sat Sep 5 3:30am
Billie Jean King(Season 27, Episode 4) PBS

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 "Battl (more…)

Mon Sep 7 4:00am
Althea(Season 30, Episode 1) PBS

A profile of tennis great Althea Gibson (1927-2003), the first African-American athlete to win at Wimbledon (1957 and '58) and the U.S. Nationals (1957 and '58). It was not an easy path, however. Despite winning numerous titles, she made little money; Gran (more…)

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