Women’s History Month 2020

Unladylike - American Masters - collage of significant women in American history


Travel around the world to discover how women are using art, education, and each other to change cultural norms and become respected equals in their societies. Detroit Public TV celebrates the power of women this Women’s History Month, and all year-round.

Julia Child: Best Bites

Sunday, March 1, 7:30pm ET
Celebrate the first lady of cooking with Martha Stewart, Jacques Pepin, Vivian Howard, Marcus Samuelsson, Jose Andres, Eric Ripert, Rick Bayless and more. Chefs and celebrities share personal insights as they screen Julia’s most-beloved episodes.

Rise Up: Songs of the Women’s Movement

Sunday, March 1, 9pm ET
Celebrate the centennial of women’s right to vote through popular music, including performances by Aretha Franklin, Lesley Gore, Helen Reddy, Loretta Lynn, Gloria Gaynor, Dolly Parton, Joan Jett, Cyndi Lauper, Melissa Etheridge, Tina Turner and more.

Aretha Franklin Remembered

Friday, March 5, 9pm ET
Celebrate the legendary Queen of Soul and the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with her greatest hits from television appearances spanning the 1960s-2000s, many of which have never been seen in the U.S.

Summoned: Frances Perkins And The General Welfare

Monday, March 23, 11pm ET
The first woman appointed to a U.S. Presidential cabinet, Frances Perkins created the social safety net that continues to shape the lives of Americans today. In her 12 years as Labor Secretary under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Perkins created the Social Security program, a federal minimum wage, the 40-hour work week and unemployment compensation, and ended the legal use of child labor.

Call the Midwife Season 9

Sunday, March 29, 8pm ET
The medics and midwives of Nonnatus House encounter new challenges as the population shifts, rules change and old diseases return. Meanwhile, their own experiences are fueled by love, loss and doubt.

AMERICAN MASTERS: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Monday, March 30, 10pm ET
Discover the ingenious inventor behind the pretty face as the Hollywood star tells her own story in a newly discovered interview. Hedy Lamarr’s pioneering work is the basis for secure WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth. Susan Sarandon is co-executive producer.

Georgia O’Keeffe: A Woman on Paper

Monday, March 30, 11:30pm ET
Highlights the artist’s career while focusing on the little-known story of O’Keeffe’s time spent in Columbia, S.C., as an art instructor at Columbia College. The program follows O’Keeffe’s career through various artistic stages, ending permanently in New Mexico, where she created more realistic paintings with vivid color.

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