What to Watch Sunday: Arthur Ashe documentary makes US television premiere

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Here’s what to watch on TV tonight.

Ice Road Killer (8 p.m., Lifetime)

During a road trip to a remote northern cabin, a mother and her teenage daughter pick up a young hitchhiker who turns out to be a thief fleeing a coldblooded killer, only to become his next target.

BET Awards

Taraji P. Henson hosts tonight’s BET Awards with live performances from Lizzo, Jack Harlow, Kirk Franklin and Maverick City Music, Muni Long, and more.

Citizen Ashe (9 p.m., CNN)

The documentary about the legacy of triple Grand Slam, barrier-breaking tennis legend and global humanitarian, Arthur Ashe, makes its television premiere tonight, on the eve of the 135th Wimbledon. The film, directed by Emmy Award-winner Rex Miller and Academy Award-nominee Sam Pollard, broadcasts exclusively in the U.S. and Canada, with limited commercial interruption.

“Citizen Ashe” is told largely in Arthur Ashe’s own voice, as he explains his “self-exploration and evolution on race relations, his family relationships and pivotal decisions that shaped his life.” The film uses rare biographical archival film, audio and photography, as well as newsreel coverage of Ashe’s amateur and professional careers. On February 6, 1993 Arthur Ashe died of AIDS-related pneumonia in New York at the age of 49.

Interviews include: Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe and Johnnie Ashe; tennis legends Billie Jean King, John McEnroe, Donald Dell, Charlie Pasarell and Lenny Simpson; and others.

The documentary will stream live for subscribers via CNN.com and CNN mobile apps and will be available on demand via CNN.com, CNN apps and cable operator platforms starting tomorrow. There is an encore broadcast of “Citizen Ashe” on Saturday, July 2 at 9 p.m. on CNN.

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