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Born Champions

Season 2, Episode 2 of 10

Three of America's greatest athletes, whose determination and love of sports were deeply shaped by their families, were all cut off from their true origins. Billie Jean King learns the story of her grandmother, who had always kept her orphan status a secret. Derek Jeter confronts his ancestors' lives as slaves and learns that they were owned by a white man named James Jeter - the source of the Jeter name and Derek's third great-grandfather. Rebecca Lobo finds out that her Spanish ancestor fought side by side with a famous revolutionary and was forced to flee Spain because of his democratic ideals.

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9/30/2014
8 p.m.
10/1/2014
1 a.m.
10/2/2014
1 p.m.
10/4/2014
4 p.m.
10/14/2014
noon
7/11/2017
2 p.m.
6/23/2018
2 p.m.
6/26/2018
1 p.m.
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