James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket

Writer, Teacher, Preacher

Words — both written and spoken — were James Baldwin’s greatest gift to America and to people of all races all over the world.

James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket

Civil Rights Highlights

Features highlights of Baldwin’s deep involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, excerpted from the film James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket.

Billie Jean King

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.

Billie Jean King

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.

Billie Jean King

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.

Billie Jean King

Women’s Sports Foundation

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

Inventing David Geffen

The Draft

David Geffen reflects on the choices he made when confronted with going to Vietnam. American Masters: Inventing David Geffen, premieres nationally on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 on PBS.

The Day Carl Sandburg Died

Carl Sandburg Reads “Arches”

See and hear Carl Sandburg read “Arches”: an excerpt from The Day Carl Sandburg Died.

The Day Carl Sandburg Died

Norman Corwin: Go On Spider

The late and great Norman Corwin was from the generation after Carl Sandburg’s. Writing for radio in the 1930s and 40s, Corwin’s broadcast titles included, “The Plot to Overthrow Christmas,” a drama entirely in rhyming verse in which demons and historical figures from Hell tried to destroy Christmas, and “They Fly through the Air with the Greatest of Ease,” a gutty reaction to the Spanish Civil War. Corwin used the airwaves for morality plays–a medium to comment on society through entertainment.

See and hear Corwin on how he tried to echo Sandburg throughout his life.