Stan Smith talks being more than just a sneaker in documentary
ABC News Primetime

Stan Smith talks being more than just a sneaker in documentary

Director Danny Lee and tennis hall-of-famer Stan Smith about their new documentary -- “Who is Stan Smith?” -- unpacking the story of the man behind the infamous sneaker.

The Guardian

Who is Stan Smith? New film uncovers tennis and footwear legend

The former player, once a world No 1, also inspired a defining Adidas shoe and is the subject of a revealing new documentary


From King Of The Court To Tennis Shoe Icon: Stan Smith’s Amazing Story Told With Assist From LeBron James

The story of Stan Smith and his iconic Adidas tennis shoe is told in the documentary 'Who Is Stan Smith?' executive produced by LeBron James.

The Second Serve

Steps Through Time with Stan Smith

The Nuart theater, venue for the Los Angeles premiere of director Danny Lee’s documentary Who Is Stan Smith? is a 95-year-old movie theater in Los Angeles. Historian Joel Drucker’s start in tennis took place during Stan Smith’s peak years, from 1971 to 1973, when he won the US Open and Wimbledon, led the U.S. Davis Cup team to victory, and became the No. 1 tennis player in the world.

Sports Illustrated

Tennis & Sneaker Icon Stan Smith Discusses New Documentary

Interview with tennis legend and sneaker icon Stan Smith about his new documentary.

Film Threat

Who Is Stan Smith? Featured, Reviews Film Threat

COMING TO THEATERS! Better get your Adidas sneakers on to run and find a theater to catch Who Is Stan Smith?, a pop-culture jamboree of a documentary directed by Danny Lee. It starts in the world of contemporary sneaker culture with the Stan Smith, the Adidas tennis shoe that is prized and collected the world

US Open

In theaters, ‘Who Is Stan Smith?’ tells the story of the man behind the shoe

Beginning on May 3, the story of the man behind the famous Adidas footwear will be told in movie theaters throughout the U.S. with the theatrical release of "Who Is Stan Smith?", an UNINTERRUPTED documentary.

The Daily Beast

How Stan Smith Became Hip Hop’s Most Unlikely Icon

“The shoe has endured because it’s simple, it’s comfortable, it goes with everything, and hopefully means something to people when they wear it,” Stan Smith tells The Daily Beast.


Dule Hill on the "powerful" value of artists and why "The West Wing" "still rings true today"

Hill discusses his PBS artists series "The Express Way," meeting his wife on "Ballers" and why showbiz is like jazz

Dulé Hill talks PBS series 'The Express Way' that spotlights the arts

Dulé Hill, known for his roles in "The West Wing" and "Psych," is starring in a new PBS documentary series called "The Express Way" that explores the power of the arts. "Everybody just wants to uplift their community, and that's what we see in the show," he says.

Tamron Hall Show

From Texas to Chicago, Dulè Hill’s New Show Gives Inspiring Artists Around the U.S. a Platform

Actor and dancer Dulè Hill stops by the show to bring the Tam Fam inside his thrilling new docuseries “The Express Way with Dulé Hill,” where he travels across the country to meet talented and inspiring artists. Plus, he also gives us an update about life at home and takes us inside his love of tap dance. 

New York Times

What’s on TV This Week

THE EXPRESS WAY WITH DULÉ HILL 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). In each of the four episodes of this documentary series, the actor Dulé Hill speaks to...


Dulé Hill shares details about his new series 'The Express Way With Dulé Hill'

"The Express Way With Dulé Hill" premieres at 9 p.m. on April 23 on PBS. You can also stream it on and on the PBS app. This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on April 23, 2024.

TV Insider

'The Express Way with Dulé Hill' Showcases the Power of Art

'There's so much that connects us if we just take the time to lean in,' says Hill.


PBS Stand-Up Comedy Documentary Series ‘Roots of Comedy with Jesus Trejo’ Set to Stream for Free in May (EXCLUSIVE)

"Roots of Comedy with Jesus Trejo," a comedy-documentary series from PBS SoCal, launches for free on the PBS app and on May 24.

The Black Cape

Review: Who is Stan Smith? firmly posits a sneaker namesake in the Black History books

Most of the people watching the film, Who is Stan Smith will ask the same question that director Danny Lee in the title.

Coming Soon

Exclusive: Who Is Stan Smith? Trailer Sets Release Date for Tennis Documentary

Who Is Stan Smith? is directed by Danny Lee, and executived produced by Lebron James, Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson, Alexandra Dell, and Donald Dell.


Apple TV+ Debuts Trailer for Christian Dior/Coco Chanel Drama ‘The New Look’ (TV News Roundup)

Apple TV+ has unveiled the trailer for 'The New Look,' a new drama series with Ben Mendelsohn as Christian Dior and Juliette Binoche as Coco Chanel.


First We Feast Wins New York Emmy For ‘Hungry For More: The Movement To Save New York’s Chinatown’

First We Feast Received the Award For Best Human Interest - Long Form Content

NBC Sports Pressbox

Stephen Curry replicates iconic golf shots in new show “Niiice Shot with Stephen Curry"

Eye For Film

Danny Lee in conversation on Who Is Stan Smith?, Donald Dell, LeBron James and Maverick Carter


‘Who Is Stan Smith?’ Tells the Story of a Tennis Legend and His Iconic Sneakers

In an exclusive interview with Hypebeast, Smith discussed the new documentary and reflected on his bond with the shoes that bear his name.

Exclusive: Gene Lee upped to head of production at Calico

Gene Lee has been elevated to head of production at Calico, two years after first boarding the BIPOC-owned production company. Throughout his time at Calico, Lee (pictured) has overseen productions with ...

Factual America Podcast

Who is Stan Smith? - PODCAST

Film interview with Danny Lee, director behind the 2022 documentary "Who is Stan Smith?", produced by LeBron James

DOC NYC ’22: “Who Is Stan Smith?” reveals the athlete behind the iconic shoe

Making its world premiere today (November 9) at DOC NYC, Who Is Stan Smith? provides an all-access look at the life and legacy of the former tennis star whose name ...

Produced by LeBron James, Stan Smith documentary premieres in NYC |

The film traces the life and legacy of the tennis champion-turned fashion icon. 

DOC NYC unveils main slate lineup for 2022 festival

One of the premier U.S. documentary film festivals, DOC NYC, unveiled its main slate for this year’s event on Thursday (October 13). DOC NYC’s 2022 lineup includes more than 200 films, ...

The Detroit News

'Freestyled' home shows the power of makeovers

As the host of a new HGTV digital series “Freestyled” set in Metro Detroit, Adar Kirkham transforms one room in 24 hours with a $1,500 budget. She also takes her creative talents to new heights in he…

Backup Dancer For Kanye, Rihanna Lands New HGTV Series

HGTV just announced a new design series, kicking off July 24, hosted by a dancer and choreographer who's worked with the biggest names in music.

The Detroit News

New HGTV digital series 'Freestyled' filmed in Metro Detroit changes it up

Hosted by former professional dancer and choreographer Adar Kirkham, the series focuses on transforming one space with a limited budget and timeline.


Snap Orders Original Series Spotlighting Asian-American Stories From Barcroft & CALICO

EXCLUSIVE: Snapchat's parent company Snap has commissioned UK producer Barcroft Studios and BIPOC-owned CALICO to make As I Am, an original series spotlighting the stories of Asian Americans.


Nike has launched the 6 episode documentary "The Story of Dunk"

Nike SNKRS has launched the 6 episode documentary "The Story of Dunk" dedicated to an icon of the sneaker world, Nike Dunk.


Watch the Trailer to Nike's 'The Story of Dunk' Documentary

A six-part series detailing the shoe's cultural evolution.


Nike's 'The Story of Dunk' documentary explores the shoe's many lives

Watch the first trailer now.


Watch: Jason Collins' historic coming out story is featured in new Hulu series

Just in time for Pride Month, Collins tells his historic coming out story in the newest episode of Hulu's "Defining Moments."

Dominique Jackson Reflects on Her Path to Success

From growing up in Trinidad and Tobago to learning to survive in NYC, Jackson discusses what it's like to navigate life as a trans-woman.

'Pose's Dominique Jackson Tells Her Heartbreaking Story

Though she went through being ostracized from her family and sexually assault, she is now living a life many only dream of.

Sole Collector

Nike Celebrates Air Max Day With New Documentary

From the Air Max 90 to the Air Max 2090.

British GQ

You can watch this isolation-worthy Nike Air Max documentary for free

Nike has dropped a new documentary dedicated to the Air Max.


Nike Premieres 'The Story of Air Max: 90-2090' Documentary

Tracing the lineage of the new Air Max 2090 back to the Air Max 90.


Imagen Awards Winners: ‘Pose’, ‘One Day At A Time’, ‘Monsters and Men’ Among Honorees

The winners of the 2019 Imagen Awards were unveiled on Saturday night with FX’s groundbreaking series "Pose", acclaimed comedy "One Day at a Time" and Sundance favorite "Monsters and Men" receiving¦


San Juan's Mayor Explains How She Got On Board With Same-Sex Marriage

Carmen Yula­n Cruz recalls the moment that changed her outlook on LGBTQ rights more than a decade go.

Slate Magazine

The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in January

Leave No Trace, Support the Girls, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Ocean's 8 are just a few of the great titles coming to streaming this month.

The Daily Californian

'Breaking Big' thoroughly examines real-life success stories with clever editing, pacing

"Breaking Big" looks into prominent figures in such varied fields as entertainment, politics, fashion and sports through a humanizing lens.


"Breaking Big" corrects the myths that make Kylie Jenner a "self-made" success


The Latest 'Breaking Big' Episode Examines Eddie Huang's Rise

From bullied kid to culinary superstar.

Danai Gurira almost missed the chance to audition for 'The Walking Dead' fave Michonne

In a PBS profile, the actress who plays Michonne on 'The Walking Dead' reflects on what led her to the breakout role.

Country Music

Jason Aldean Calls Las Vegas Shooting 'The Worst Night of My Life'

Jason Aldean was performing on stage on October 1 at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas [...]

New York Times

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?


PBS, OZY Media to launch docuseries "Breaking Big"

American pubcaster PBS has partnered with international digital magazine OZY Media to produce a 12-episode, interview docuseries that explores the stories of influential and notable figures who took unusual paths ...


Trevor Noah To Kick Off OZY-Produced "Breaking Big" Interview Series For PBS

Trevor Noah, Lee Daniels, Eddie Huang, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Gretchen Carlson, and Michael Strahan are among the subjects of PBS half-hour interview series Breaking Big's inaugural season¦

Cynopsis Media

"With Dad" Wins Best Branded Series at the 2015 Cynopsis Awards for Nissan

"With Dad" premieres during the Super Bowl on ESPN

ESPN premieres our new branded series called "With Dad", featuring Clay Matthews Jr. of the storied Matthews family, considered the first family of football, intimately talking fatherhood and raising his own superstar son, Clay Matthews, Jr. Presented by Nissan.


Tommie Sunshine Documents Dance Music History in 'After The Raves' Series

Nine-part series debuts this week on Red Bull TV.

Miami New Times

Tommie Sunshine Explores Miami's Contributions to Dance Music in After the Raves

Dance music and Miami have been bedfellows pretty much from the start, from way back to its R&B and disco roots to its current EDM form. To have a conversation today about dance music without mentioning Miami is to leave out a very important chunk of the genre's development. From...


This Documentary Coming To Netflix Explains Everything You Need To Know About EDM

Thanks to the legendary artist Tommie Sunshine.


ESPN readies "30 for 30 Shorts" slate

ESPN is slated to air doc shorts from Michael Husain, Danny Lee and Marc Kinderman as part of its latest season of 30 for 30 Shorts. (Pictured: Friedman's Shoes)


ESPN Gives an In-Depth Look Into the Iconic Retailer Friedman's Shoes

Where all athletes go to get their size 15+ kicks.

Creative Loafing

Friedman's Shoes featured in ESPN's '30 for 30'


ESPN's Latest 30 for 30 Explores a Store That Made Custom Shoes for the NBA's Biggest Stars

ESPN's new "30 for 30" explores Friedman's Shoes, a store that made custom shoes for the NBA's biggest stars.

"Road To Brooklyn" is an Honoree in the Documentary category for the 2013 Webby Awards

"Skate or Die" inducted into the Smithsonian Institute