“TREASURES OF NEW YORK: US OPEN” PREMIERES THURSDAY
AT 8 P.M. ON WLIW21
The 60-minute documentary spotlights 50 years of the iconic tennis tournament through the eyes of former champions, tournament executives, and prominent sports journalists
“Treasures of New York: US Open” explores the history of tennis in America, from the founding of the US National Championships in 1881, to the start of the Open Era and the US Open in 1968, through today as one of the most attended sporting events in America. The documentary will take viewers behind the scenes of the fourth and final Grand Slam tournament of the season, hosted by the United States Tennis Association (USTA), which takes place annually at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, NY.
“Treasures of New York: US Open” tells the tournament’s storied history through interviews with USTA executives, sports journalists and tennis champions, including Billie Jean King, Roger Federer, Katrina Adams, Gordon Smith, Donald Dell, Pete Bodo, Steve Flink and Mayor David Dinkins.
The documentary is narrated by Patrick McEnroe.
Following the premiere on Thursday, August 23 at 8 p.m. on WLIW21, the documentary will re-air on Sunday, August 26 at 7 p.m. on THIRTEEN.
The film will be available to stream for viewers nationwide via wliw.org/treasures and THIRTEEN Explore OTT apps beginning August 26.