Billie Jean King is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player, she won 39 Grand Slam titles: 12 in singles, 16 in women's doubles, and 11 in mixed doubles. She also won the singles title at the inaugural WTA Tour Championships.
Billie Jean King, former tennis champion, and Andy Murray, three-time tennis Grand Slam winner, join Christiane Amanpour for an exclusive conversation about how the coronavirus is effecting sports events and fighting for gender equality on and off the court. Our Walter Isaacson talks to General David Petraeus, the former CIA Director and former commander of coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, about leadership during times of crisis. Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns discusses making his body of work available to the public during lockdown.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit
The tennis legend and activist joined the show to discuss accepting an award today in Indianapolis, inspiring others, and Jake's idea for a Ryan White statue.
John Powers remembers the monumental 'Battle of the Sexes' match between tennis players Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, and we listen back to our 2013 interview with 20-time Wimbledon champion Billie Jean King, who led a movement that demanded fairer treatment and pay for female players. Her famous 'Battle of the Sexes' is now at the center of a feature film starring Emma Stone. She talked to 'Fresh Air' about the challenges of being a female player before there was a women's league. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews 'To Love And Be Loved' by pianist Harold Mabern.
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Nov 22nd, 1943
New York, NY, USA
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