ESPN Presents 'The Undefeated In-Depth: Serena with Common' (An Exclusive Conversation) This Sunday

April 20th 2017
ESPN to Present The Undefeated In-Depth: Serena with Common This Sunday ESPN/The Undefeated ESPN will present "The Undefeated In-Depth: Serena with Common" - an exclusive conversation between tennis champion and sports star Serena Williams and actor/rapper Common - on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 9 p.m. ET. The one-hour program taped October in Brooklyn, New York, and earlier this month in Compton, Calif., will feature Williams discussing her career as one of the world's greatest athletes, the challenge of being an African American at the top of her sport, coming to terms with her body, her decision to speak up on social issues, and more. "Serena with Common" is the third in a series of multimedia content initiatives by The Undefeated featuring up-close and personal conversations between African Americans who are accomplished in their chosen professions and recognized as impactful leaders across different fields. Serena Williams has 22 Grand Slam titles, tying her with Steffi Graff as winner of the most titles in the Open Era. Common, a recording artist, actor, producer and poet, is one of the leading entertainment voices of his generation. The program will include the following vignettes by The Undefeated staffers: -- Senior writer Clinton Yates, lead for All Day Blog and Podcast, on the 2001 Indian Wells incident where Serena and the Williams family were booed and heckled by fans, and her return to the tournament 14 years later; -- Danyel Smith, culture lead, examines Serena Williams as a role model; -- Managing editor Raina Kelley offers a case for Williams as the greatest athlete of all times (GOAT). TheUndefeated.com will also publish a series of taped conversations hosted and executive produced by Common with singer, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte; New York Times columnist and political commentator Charles Blow; activist and #BlackLivesMatter leader DeRay McKesson; as well as artist and photographer Loma Simpson.
by Shadow and Act on April 20th 2017

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