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All-American: Venus & Serena
25 minutes | Sep 14, 2022
Venus & Serena | E10 Opening the Door
Women’s tennis is more competitive, there’s more money to make, and there are more Black women and other players of color in the sport than ever before — all thanks to Venus and Serena. Cecil explores the mark the Williams sisters have left on tennis. Plus, Serena’s big announcement, and the sister act returns to the 2022 U.S. Open.
1 minutes | Sep 7, 2022
Venus & Serena | Final Episode Coming Soon
A quick update on our season finale, where we'll reflect on the Williams Sisters' legacy, and their showing at the 2022 US Open.
37 minutes | Aug 31, 2022
Venus & Serena | E9 Passing the Torch
After recovering from a traumatic birthing experience, Serena is back on the tennis court. Cecil walks us through what it was like to watch in person as Serena returned to the US Open and faced Naomi Osaka in the controversial 2018 final.
30 minutes | Aug 24, 2022
Venus & Serena | E8 Greatness
2015 marked the greatest tennis season Serena Williams has ever played. She dominated her sport and entered the GOAT conversation. Also that same year? A noticeable shift in how America viewed — and treated — the Williams sisters.
30 minutes | Aug 17, 2022
Venus & Serena | E7 Style Points
Venus and Serena have made no secret of the fact that they love fashion, and their looks have been featured on red carpets and magazine covers. But their influence goes deeper than that. Both sisters have made bold on-court fashion choices that have redefined the sartorial possibilities for women in tennis
31 minutes | Aug 10, 2022
Venus & Serena | E6 You've Come A Long Way, Baby!
Venus steps up to win a decades-long battle for equal prize money in professional tennis.
37 minutes | Aug 3, 2022
Venus & Serena | E5 Althea
Althea Gibson is the greatest tennis player that most people have never heard of -- and one of Serena's heroes. We explore how Althea moved tennis forward in so many ways but received little in return. And how she still largely hasn’t received her due.
27 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
Venus & Serena | E4 Rumors
A rumor about the Williams family spirals into one of the ugliest moments in tennis history. Plus, how a 2001 tournament showed some of the tennis community's true colors.
37 minutes | Jul 20, 2022
Venus & Serena | E3 On Planet Venus
Before Venus and Serena, there was just Venus. Her unusual debut in professional tennis got host Cecil Harris hooked on the Williams family. In this episode, he chronicles how Venus had to navigate a series of early, challenging moments without her sister.
29 minutes | Jul 13, 2022
Venus & Serena | E2 The Plan
Richard Williams made a plan for his daughters to become tennis champions before either of them were born. But the whole family helped the plan succeed, especially the girls’ mother, Oracene Price, whose role is often overlooked.
29 minutes | Jul 13, 2022
Venus & Serena | E1 America's Sweethearts
The All-American team meets for the first time at the 2021 US Open. The only people missing? The Williams sisters. Both Venus and Serena sit out because of injuries but the team uncovers their effect on the tournament anyway. Plus, host Cecil Harris takes a trip down memory lane with The Hollywood Reporter's Nekesa Mumbi Moody. They revisit the 2002 US Open and the crowd's ambivalence towards the Williams sisters.
2 minutes | Jun 29, 2022
Introducing All-American S2: Venus & Serena
While Venus and Serena Williams are revered today, twenty years ago they were both being booed. On All-American: Venus & Serena, host Cecil Harris, a veteran sports reporter who has covered the Williams sisters for nearly their entire careers, revisits the jaw-dropping moments that have defined their time in the spotlight, through interviews with retired tennis players, fans, journalists, and their former coach, Rick Macci. Through their story, All-American: Venus & Serena reveals ugly truths about how America often ignores, scorns, and resists Black excellence -- until it becomes undeniable. The new season officially starts July 13.
39 minutes | Feb 18, 2022
On this episode of TORCHED, Molly Bloom revisits the 1972 Men’s Basketball Gold Medal Game, set against a bitter Cold War backdrop To this day, the U.S. team has refused to accept their silver medals because of what went down on the court with the Soviet Union. Was it simply controversy… or could it have been conspiracy?
21 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
BONUS: Tiger and the 2020 Masters
Tiger didn't get to keep his title at this year's Masters tournament, but his performance did leave a lot to talk about. Jordan and Albert speak with professional golfer Bo Van Pelt about the unusual major and what's next for Tiger.
29 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
Tiger Woods | E10 Hindsight in 2020
2020 changed everything. For Tiger, the world— and this show. Jordan and Albert revisit their thoughts on Tiger and his legacy, see what he's been up to since his comeback, and consider what he might do next.
34 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
Tiger Woods | E9 Return to Glory
After years of struggling with injuries and a marred public image, Tiger returns to golf's biggest event. Not only does he shock the world with his 2019 Masters performance— he rewrites his own story.
35 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
Tiger Woods | E8 The Lost Years
After months of silence, Tiger finally confronts the error of his ways. In the years that followed, Tiger's life was dominated by loss after loss— and people started to write him off.
37 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Tiger Woods | E7 The Crash
Over Thanksgiving weekend 2009, Tiger Woods crashed his Escalade into a tree. In the tabloid drama that followed, Tiger's picture-perfect image was shattered, too.
31 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
Tiger Woods | E6 Family Matters
After marrying Elin Nordegren in 2004, Tiger Woods took on a new identity: family man. Not long after, he faced a devastating loss. Was the foundation he'd built his life and career on beginning to crack?
36 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
Tiger Woods | E5 The Greatest
In the early 2000s Tiger was at the height of his career-- he seemed completely unstoppable. How did Tiger navigate being the best in the business? He learned from another great, Michael Jordan.
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