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ESPN Films & espnW’s Nine for IX Series Continues With 'Let Them Wear Towels' (July 16)

by Tambay A. Obenson
July 11, 2013 12:47 PM
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ESPN Films and espnW’s Nine for IX series continues with Let Them Wear Towels, the 3rd film in the Line-Up, on July 16.

Co-directed by Annie Sundberg and Ricki SternLet Them Wear Towels examines the obstacles that faced women sports journalists as they fought to break in to the “boys club” of the professional sports locker room.

Through interviews with pioneering women sports journalists, audiences will hear stories of raw behavior, retaliation, angry lawsuits and remarkable resolve.

The remaining films in the Nine for IX series on ESPN will air 8 p.m. ET as follows:

July 16Let Them Wear Towels

July 23No Limits

July 30Swoopes

August 6The Diplomat

August 13Runner

August 20The ‘99ers

August 27Branded

Films that have already aired in the series are Venus Vs. and Pat XO

All Nine for IX films will be available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon the day following air. A collectible DVD gift set with all films will also be available on October 15, 2013.

Follow the Nine for IX series on twitter at @30for30 and @espnW. Fans can join the conversation with the hashtag #LetThemWearTowels

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1 Comment

  • Troy | July 11, 2013 1:13 PMReply

    I'm yet to see male reporters broadcasting from the locker after female sporting events with their towels falling off and all the sexually suggestive pics and unintentional dong shots showing up on the Internet. Yea men should be able have their docks covered by nothing but a towel and not get turned on by an attractive on-air female personality admiring their tattoos. While attending the NFL combine I was asked to drop my shorts to be checked for a hernia. Being asked I did so without thinking only to look to the gawking by several women in the room. Women the first conservative republicans no thanks to Ayn Rand and the suffrage movement. Now you wonder why they want to give you invasive ultrasound wands.

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