DATES/TIMES: Wednesday May 15
Jimmy Connors Tape Time: 10:00 a.m.
Audience should arrive no later than: 9 a.m.
Earl Monroe Tape Time: 12:30 p.m.
Audience should arrive no later than: 11:30 a.m.
515 West 57th Street
Between 10th and 11th Avenues
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AUDIENCE INFORMATION: Audience members are instructed to arrive at least one hour prior to the show tape time to ensure your seat. The dress attire is business casual. No suits or clothing with logos allowed. Cameras are not permitted. Depending on available seating, those under age 18 may be allowed at the taping (on a limited basis) - please specify in your e-mail if the guest is under 18.
AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION: Have a question for Jimmy Connors or Earl Monroe? Select audience members will be chosen to ask a question on the air during one of the show's segments. Click here to submit yours.ABOUT JIMMY CONNORS
Jimmy Connors is a former No. 1-ranked tennis player in the world. He won eight Grand Slam singles titles and two Grand Slam doubles titles with Ilie Nastase. He was also a runner-up seven times in Grand Slam singles, a doubles runner-up with Nastase at the 1973 French Open, and a mixed doubles runner-up with Chris Evert at the 1974 U.S. Open. Connors held the top ranking for a then-record 160 consecutive weeks from July 29, 1974 to August 22, 1977, and an additional eight times during his career for a total of 268 weeks.
Connors won a record 109 ATP tournaments, 15 more than Ivan Lendl, and over 30 more than Roger Federer and John McEnroe. His career win-loss record of 1,243–277 (81.77%) is third after Bjorn Borg (82.7%) and Lendl (81.8%), and he holds the record for total number of wins for a male player.
* * *ABOUT EARL MONROE
Nicknamed "Earl the Pearl," Earl Monroe was by the Baltimore Bullets in the first round (second overall) of the 1967 NBA draft.
Monroe was traded to the New York Knicks and formed what was known as the "Rolls Royce Backcourt" with Walt "Clyde" Frazier. While there were initial questions as to whether Monroe and Frazier could coexist as teammates, the duo eventually meshed to become one of the most effective guard combinations of all time and led the Knicks to the 1973 NBA championship.
Monroe played 926 NBA career games, scored 17,454 total points (18.8 ppg) and dished out 3,594 assists. He had his No. 15 jersey retired by the Knicks on March 1, 1986. On December 1, 2007 the Washington Wizards retired Monroe's No. 10.
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