Tune in throughout March for these programs celebrating trail-blazing, history-making women.
American Masters: In the Making
Meet two performers breaking down barriers in opera and country music. Opera singer J’Nai Bridges returns to the stage in “A Knee on the Neck,” a tribute to George Floyd. Country artist Rissi Palmer redefines success as she works on her latest album.
Call the Midwife New season!
It is now 1968, and there are changes in the air. Enoch Powell’s infamous speech casts a long shadow over the borough. Nonnatus House welcomes a new nun to the team, Sister Veronica, who impresses everyone except for Nurse Crane.
Catch these great interviews this month: Brigette Blom, Cynthia Knapek, Sarah Taylor Vanover, Ouita Michel, Julie Cerel, Kathy Werking, Sarah Burns, Whitney Austin, Emily Bingham, Chelsea Ellis-Hogan, Crystal Wilkinson, and Eleanor Churchill.
Distinguished Kentuckian: Eleanor Churchill
Eleanor Churchill cofounded Churchill Weavers in Berea with her husband, D. Carroll Churchill. Her innate flair for combining colors and textures soon made her the company’s primary designer, and she also managed and marketed the business to national renown.
The Farmer & The Foodie
Hosts, Maggie and Lindsey celebrate regional Kentucky food traditions and create delicious recipes by visiting the people and places providing the ingredients and inspiring simple, healthy meals.
History Detectives: Amelia Earhart
On July 2, 1937, newspapers around the world reported that Amelia Earhart’s airplane had disappeared over the Pacific. Over 70 years later, History Detectives investigates the mystery and looks at a fragment that may have been a piece of Earhart’s plane, among other mysteries in this episode.
Independent Lens: Hidden Letters
The bonds of sisterhood, and the parallels of struggles among generations of women in China, are drawn together by the once-secret written language of Nushu, the only script designed and used exclusively by women.
Independent Lens: Storming Caesars Palace
After losing her job as a hotel worker in Las Vegas, Ruby Duncan joined a welfare rights group of mothers who fought for guaranteed income and took on the Nevada mob in organizing a massive protest that shut down Caesars Palace.
Joni Mitchell: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
Artists honor music legend Joni Mitchell as she receives the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, with performances by James Taylor, Brandi Carlile, Annie Lennox, Herbie Hancock and Cyndi Lauper, among others.
Margaret: The Rebel Princess
This intimate two-part series profiles Princess Margaret, whose life and loves reflected the social and sexual revolution that transformed the western world during the 20th century.
Marie Antoinette is just a teen when she leaves Austria to marry the Dauphin of France. Under the complex rules of the French court, she suffers from not being able to live her life the way she wants and under pressure to continue the Bourbon line and secure the Franco-Austrian alliance.
My Grandparents’ War
Catch these great interviews this month: Kristin Scott Thomas, Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley.
A Seat at the Table
Accomplished African American women bring their unique perspectives through candid conversations about family, careers, health and more.
The Story of Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria’s diaries, journals, letters and archive treasures reveal a highly complex individual and give an exciting fresh perspective on her remarkable achievements and dramatic life.
Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan
This month, Kelly Corrigan speaks with Cecile Richards, the former president of Planned Parenthood; and director Anna Deavere Smith.
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
Tune in for candid conversations with today’s hottest actors including Viola Davis, Jennifer Lawrence, Jamie Lee Curtis Ana de Armas and more.
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American Masters: Robeta Flack
Follow the music icon from a piano lounge through her rise to stardom. From “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” to “Killing Me Softly,” Flack’s virtuosity was inseparable from her commitment to civil rights.
American Masters: Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On
Learn more about the Oscar-winning Indigenous artist who rose to prominence in New York’s Greenwich Village folk music scene and has had a six-decade groundbreaking career as a singer-songwriter, social activist, educator and artist.
Celine Dion: Taking Chances World Tour – The Concert
Experience the moments of Celine Dion’s record-breaking, sold-out 2008-09 world tour, which spanned five continents, 25 countries, 93 cities and drew over three million spectators, breaking attendance records around the world. The concert featured her greatest hits, from “I Drove All Night” to “My Heart Will Go On.”
In Their Own Words: Princess Diana
Princess Diana defied expectations and evolved into one of the most impactful icons of our time. Look back on her life through a contemporary lens that credits her choices, suffering and triumphs as the ultimate disrupter for a generation of women.
Inside the Mind of Agatha Christie
Surpassed only by Shakespeare, Agatha Christie is the most successful writer of all time. We know her characters and incredible plot twists, but what do we know about Agatha herself? Combining rare access to her family, her personal archive and speaking to those who know her work best, we discover what made the world’s most successful crime writer tick.