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Stories for February 28, 2010

Bill Moyers Journal: Leymah Gbowee And Abigail Disney

Feb. 28

Lynn Sherr interviews Liberian peace leader Leymah Gbowee and filmmaker Abigail Disney.

NOW: Women, Power and Politics

Feb. 28

How have women in politics changed America and the world? This documentary explores the role of women as leaders and the high-stakes risks, triumphs and setbacks for women leaders of today and tomorrow.

Bill Moyers Journal: Global Fund For Women

Feb. 28

Interview: Kavita Ramdas, president and CEO of Global Fund for Women, the largest grant-making foundation focused exclusively on women's rights issues.

American Experience: Amelia Earhart

Feb. 28

Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, and the first to cross the North American continent alone. Her exploits as an aviator, her beauty and intelligence, her independence and charm made her a national heroine. Seemingly invincible, Earhart tirelessly traveled and lectured, a champion of aviation and equal opportunity for women. But her cheering public didn't know the cost of her courage.

WIDE ANGLE: A Woman Among Warlords

Feb. 28

A Woman Among Warlords follows the campaign of a woman running in Afghanistan’s first democratic parliament election in more than 30 years.

Shahri Estakhry

Women's History Month: 2010 Honoree

Feb. 28

Shahri Estakhry is the founder of the Iranian School of San Diego, which works to assist Iranian-American youths to be proud of their heritage by educating them about Iranian culture and the Persian language.

The Crazies

Feb. 28
By Beth Accomando
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“The Crazies” (opened February 26 throughout San Diego) serves up a remake of George A. Romero’s ultra-low budget 1973 horror film.

Registered Sex Offender Held In Case Of Missing Poway Teen

Feb. 28
By Susan Murphy and Associated Press
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A registered sex offender arrested for investigation of murdering a missing 17-year-old San Diego County girl is refusing to cooperate with authorities who renewed their search Monday at the park where she vanished Thursday.