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Black Widow- Meet Billiards Champion Jeanette Lee


Best known as “The Black Widow”– Indianapolis resident Jeanette Lee uses her skill and charm as a world champion billiards player to help many charities and organizations. WFYI’s Jill Ditmire talks with the woman who is so much more than a professional pool player.

Being Number One

What It's Like Being Number One

What it’s like being number one.


Facing Fears

Facing Fears

I think everyone has fears they have to overcome. For me, I was terrified about going through more and more surgeries. I persevered through these past fears and learned that it is okay to be afraid.

What if I Never had Surgery

What If I Never Had Surgery

This question has crossed my mind several times over the years, particularly when I imagine what more I may have accomplished in the game of pool if not for numerous surgeries I endured.

When I Fell in Love with Pool

When I fell in love with pool

Falling in love with pool was almost like falling in love at first sight. For the first time in my life I felt free. I felt like me.

Forge Ahead

Barbara & Veronica

My best friend Barbara has always believed in me. She really taught me about the meaning of strength, and in my weakest moments only saw my inner strength, even when I couldn’t.



There was a point in my life that I had to decided between pool and college. My life, of course, would be completely different if I had chosen to pursue my former career aspirations by completing my college degree. But, I made my decision and have never looked back.

My Father

Jeanette's Father

Though I spoke briefly about my father, sometimes it is still too hard to discuss in detail the last few encounters I had with him before he passed. I hope that you take any and all opportunities to tell the people that you love that you love them, because sometimes tomorrow doesn’t come.

Meeting Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

I had a very special opportunity to meet Bill Cosby and speak with him in Indiana. I had always respected him, but hearing the message he had to share truly inspired me.

My Take On Birthdays

My Take on Birthdays

I love birthdays! Life is rough enough not to celebrate at every chance you get.

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