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September 12th, 2009
10:41 AM ET

The Impact of Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe changed the face of tennis and his legacy lives on.
Our T.J. Holmes spoke with his widow Jeanne Ashe about the mark her husband made on the game and diversity on the court.

soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. john wallick


    September 12, 2009 at 10:52 am |
  2. Gerald Scholtes

    I am watching cnn newsroom and they show that joe wilson commercials that asks for money as news... and his opponent gets now balanced add at this time.. so either cut it out or bring his opponent.. on tv... shame on you for being one sided I though it was only fox news

    September 12, 2009 at 10:53 am |
  3. Austine

    I want to ask "how many people voted for John Mccain in the last presidencial election, and how many people are in the tea party protest in Washington today"? Again, how many Blacks, Hispanics and Asians are there in the protest? We all understand what is going on and we shall be there soonest.

    September 12, 2009 at 10:54 am |
  4. Gerald Scholtes

    just quit showing people telling lies and leave it as news.... it isn't news that republicans tell lies... its just a fact.... and they get introuble over sex and still keep there seats... If I paid a prostitute and got caught I would go to jail... Ah maybe if I registered as a republican everyone would forgive me....

    September 12, 2009 at 10:57 am |
  5. Jane

    I'm thinking he was the first African American participating in what was considered an "elite" sport in America. Only the wealthy could afford to play tennis. He put a black face in an unexpected place and was so likable that it helped to changed people's stereotype of what an African American really was like. It would be interesting to make a complete list of these "firsts" to what the tipping point was to get us to the point of having an African American president.

    September 12, 2009 at 10:57 am |
  6. Gerald Scholtes

    You know those Tea parties are dumb, Bush and Paulson gave out most or commintted most of the money for bailouts before Obama. Also It the republicans would just look at the national debt by year they would learn that in 1979 the national debt was less that 1 trillion.. now after reagan.. bush 1 clinton( who paid down part of the debt in his 8 years and then bush 2 get done and the debt of over 11 trillion.,. so if the republican paid back the 10 trillion that reagan bush and bush borrowed we would be in great shape... Please check before you speak

    September 12, 2009 at 11:35 am |
  7. erika lewis

    Pathetic & biased coverage this afternoon is the reason I am not watching CNN anymore. An historic event in Washington with the Tea Parties today & all across America & you give them a snipet here & there but you just gave the Pro Obama bus tour a mouthpiece with their vindictive comment & lies that those oppose it just want you to die . It makes America sick. The Tea Parties are civil people, that love this country & helped make CNN a succes years ago of which I was one of but no longer. You just turned thousands & thousands away from your network .

    September 12, 2009 at 3:28 pm |
  8. Richard L. Marksberry

    It is just a little obvious that CNN is spreading the news of the day, Saturday, September 12, 2009 as a day of boring little tidbits on a tennis player, basketball stars, fashion, and zanie charactars form Hollywood.

    Your complete boycot of the tea parties around america is nothing more than proof that your lack concern for the pulse of the nation is totally based on Bias and ignerent management.

    But hey, it's a free country, at least for now, and you have your first amendment rights, thanks to most of the vets in those thousands gathered around on malls, parking lots and parks and those fighting for you and me in the middle east.

    Enjoy it while you can.

    September 12, 2009 at 4:09 pm |
  9. Lisa Rasmussen

    On the subject of Serena Williams, is there going to be any kind of penalty against the line judge who WRONGLY called Serena's foot fault? It seems to me that that's the REAL story...

    September 13, 2009 at 7:34 am |
  10. Dwight


    John McEnroe used to argue with the referees all the time and never was assessed a point. Referees should never determine the outcome of a game.

    September 13, 2009 at 8:19 am |