Billie Jean King

Salinger

Six Degrees of Salinger

Playing fast and loose with the Six Degrees of Separation game, American Masters looks into its archives to see what the great American writer J.D. Salinger has in common with the lives and careers of 11 other American Masters. Salinger was a fan of Judy Garland J.D. Salinger (1919 – 2010) was a contemporary of […]

Billie Jean King

Full Film

For the first time, American Masters profiles a sports figure: a deliberate woman who has been a major force in changing, and democratizing, the cultural landscape. To commemorate the 40th anniversaries of both the famous Billie Jean King/Bobby Riggs match – the Battle of the Sexes – and the launch of the Women’s Tennis Association, the documentary looks back to the 12-year-old southern California girl who played tennis on public courts, observed disparity and unfairness and, as she soared athletically, never stopped trying to remedy both. Her competitiveness on the circuit was matched by her efforts on behalf of women and her commitment to prove there’s strength in diversity.

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Bobby Riggs vs. Billie Jean King

The Battle of the Sexes: the story of when Bobby Riggs challenged Billie Jean King and the whole Women’s Rights movement to a game of tennis in the 1970s.

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Interview with Venus Williams

The story of how Venus Williams met Billie Jean King and how King influenced Williams.

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The Legacy of the Original 9

Footage of the Original 9’s reunion, featuring original interviews with Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova.

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Virginia Slims Tour

A look back at the Original 9’s Virginia Slims Tour, formed in 1970. Featuring archival photos and footage, and original interviews with Judy Tegart Dalton, Ingrid Löfdahl Bentzer, Rosie Casals, Peachy Kellmeyer, Larry King, Billie Jean King and Julie Heldman.

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Interview with Chris Evert

Chris Evert discusses the Women’s Movement and the vital role Billie Jean King played in the evolution of women in the world of sports.

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Women’s Sports Foundation

Ilana Kloss and Valerie Jarrett discuss Billie Jean King’s legacy and the founding of the Women’s Sports Foundation.