NEW YORK – On Tuesday, July 9, members of the Marist softball team attended a taping of Katie, hosted by Katie Couric Show in the studio audience. The episode, which will air this upcoming Thursday, July 11, at 3 p.m. ET on ABC, focuses on ESPN’s new Nine for IX documentary series.
Guests on the show feature tennis star Venus Williams, newscaster and executive producer of Nine for IX Robin Roberts, sports journalist Hannah Storm and comic Whoopi Goldberg.
During the show, follow along on Twitter with the handles @KatieShow and @KatieCouric as well as on Facebook at www.facebook.com/katieshow. Use the hashtag #gameongirls on both Twitter and Instagram.
Watch the preview of Thursday’s show here.
About Nine for IX
Nine for IX is a documentary series focused on captivating stories of women in sports told through the lens of female filmmakers. The series, from the producers of 30 for 30 and executive produced by Robin Roberts and Jane Rosenthal, premiered July 2 on ESPN and airs consecutive Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. each week.
Nine for IX film topics include an intimate look at Pat Summitt, college sports' most successful coach, the largely unknown history of Olympic gold medal-winning figure skater Katarina Witt and her link with East Germany's secret police and the focus of sex in the marketing of female athletes.
The air dates are as follows (listed with each film's director):
July 2: Venus Vs. (Ava DuVernay)
July 9: Pat XO (Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern Winters; produced by Robin Roberts)
July 16: Let Them Wear Towels (Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern)
July 23: No Limits (Alison Ellwood)
July 30: Swoopes (Hannah Storm)
Aug. 6: The Diplomat (Jennifer Arnold and Senain Kheshgi)
Aug. 13: Runner (Shola Lynch)
Aug. 20: The '99ers (Erin Leyden; produced by Julie Foudy)
Aug. 27: Branded (Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady)
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