KCETLink Celebrates Women's History Month with Special Programming

Burbank, CA - March 4, 2013 -  KCET invites viewers to celebrate Women's

History Month on KCET with several wonderful programs that highlight the
contributions of women in monumental

events as well as contemporary society.


California Women Win the Vote - Sunday, March 10 at 5 p.m.                 

Using historical materials

and live reenactments, this film presents the dramatic Suffrage campaign that

won the women of California the right to vote nine years before the Federal

Amendment. The campaign becomes a role model and motivation for the rest of the

country; today, the tactics and spirit of these women are a guide and an

inspiration for citizen activism in a democratic society. Narrated by Bonnie

Franklin, California Women Win the Vote

shares an inspiring story of cooperation, collaboration, determination and the

long-enduring belief in equality. 


Get Real! Wise Women Speak -

Sunday, March 17 at
4:30 p.m.  

This award-winning

documentary features extraordinary women and the inner fire which propels them

to use their wisdom and experience to change the world. The film creates a

vivid mosaic, weaving together ancient archetypes, modern-day stories and

interviews, impressionistic re-enactments and an original score of Celtic and

world-influenced music by Jamshied Sharifi. It also features a number of

influential females including: Marianne Williamson, Della Reese, Jane Fonda,

Nikki Giovanni, Sylvia Earle, Susan L. Taylor, Tenzin Palmo, Jody Williams,

Indigenous Grandmothers Agnes Baker Pilgram and Flordemayo, Jean Shinoda Bolen,

Laura Carstensen, Angeles Arrien, Linda Leitch, Swanee Hunt, Vivian

Castleberry, Roberta Pollard and Martha Jackson-Javis.



When Women Come Marching Home - Sunday, March 24 at
4:30 p.m.

Service: When Women Come Marching Home takes

the audience on a journey from the deserts of Afghanistan to rural Tennessee

and from Iraq to urban New York City. It shows women functioning as fully

accepted and contributing members of a military unit as well as the devastating

isolation and persecution of those who report rape. We see these women as

veterans fighting to find homes, demanding services, responding to therapy and

gaining their independence. Through interviews in their kitchens, bathrooms,

even therapy sessions, this program reveals the raw truths of our women

warriors fighting in the battlefield called "home."




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and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local

programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the

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Award-winning SoCal Connected, a hard-hitting prime-time weekly television

news program that examines the issues and people of Southern California.

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local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and

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