NBC Sports Network’s
is an hour-long documentary focused on the triumphs and struggles of women in sports as they continue to strive to gain the same foothold as men.
The documentary is told through the voices of many of the world’s most prominent female athletes, broadcasters, and sports executives, including longtime champion for gender equality and women’s tennis icon Billie Jean King, four-time World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn, Little League World Series pitching sensation Mo’ne Davis, and Basketball Hall of Famer Ann Meyers-Drysdale.A companion half-hour interview program, Billie Jean King: Elevating the Conversation, produced by CSN Mid-Atlantic and hosted by CSN New England’s Trenni Kusnierek, will also be presented by NBC Sports Regional Networks as part of the initiative.
“Really we were trying to raise awareness and start a conversation and maybe make people look at it in a new way,” NBC Sports Bay Area senior executive producer David Koppett tells PromaxBDA Brief. “If we reach people and enable them to talk about some of these issues in a way they hadn’t before, I think that’s the best marker of success.”
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