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Critic’s corner: What’s on TV this weekend

Nine for IX: Venus Vs. 10 p.m., Saturday, ESPN Classic

If you missed the premiere of this new series of documentaries celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX — the federal civil rights law that prohibits gender discrimination in education — here’s a chance to catch up. The first installment examines how tennis star Venus Williams was instrumental in leveling the financial playing field at Wimbledon, fighting for parity in prize money for male and female players. Topics for upcoming episodes include the careers of WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes, German figure skater Katarina Witt, and female reporters in male locker rooms.

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