American Masters (1985– )
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Billie Jean King 

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For the first time, American Masters profiles a sports figure: Billie Jean King, a determined woman who has been a major force in changing and democratizing the cultural landscape. American... See full summary »

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James Erskine

Writer:

James Erskine

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Episode credited cast:
Peaches Bartkowicz Peaches Bartkowicz ... Herself
Rosie Casals Rosie Casals ... Herself
Hillary Clinton ... Herself (as Hillary Rodham Clinton)
Margaret Court ... Herself
Chris Evert ... Herself
Julie Heldman ... Herself
Valerie Jarrett Valerie Jarrett ... Herself
Elton John ... Himself
Billie Jean King ... Herself
Larry King ... Himself
Ilana Kloss Ilana Kloss ... Herself
Lornie Kuhle Lornie Kuhle ... Himself
Randy Moffitt Randy Moffitt ... Himself
Nancy Richey Nancy Richey ... Herself
Bobby Riggs ... Himself (archive footage)
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For the first time, American Masters profiles a sports figure: Billie Jean King, a determined woman who has been a major force in changing and democratizing the cultural landscape. American Masters Billie Jean King premieres nationally Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 8 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 the founding of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) by King on June 20 of that year. This new documentary traces the incredible life of the single most important female athlete of the 20th century as her 70th birthday nears. American Masters looks back to the 12-year-old Long Beach, California, girl who played tennis on public courts, observed disparity and, as she soared athletically, never stopped trying to remedy inequality. During her professional tennis career, King won 39 Grand Slam titles, helped form the Virginia Slims Series (pre-cursor to WTA ... Written by PBS

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TV-PG
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Language:

English

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10 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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