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WATCH: Trailer for 'American Masters Billie Jean King'

WATCH: Trailer for 'American Masters Billie Jean King'

The legendary Billie Jean King is making history again! This time, she becomes the first sports figure to be profiled on PBS’s American Masters, and just in time for her 70th birthday.

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The legendary Billie Jean King is making history again! This time, she becomes the first sports figure to be profiled on PBS’s American Masters, and just in time for her 70th birthday.

King, who came out as a lesbian in the ‘70s, is the subject of a 90-minute documentary entitled simply, American Masters Billie Jean King, which airs Sept. 10 on PBS. The show will commemorate the 40th anniversery of King's masterful trouncing of Bobby Riggs in the War of the Sexes. 

The doc features interviews with King, Serena and Venus Williams, Hillary Clinton, Sir Elton John, Maria Sharapova, Gloria Steinem, Chris Evert, Margaret Court, Riggs’ son Larry and many more.

Watch the trailer for the doc below!

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.