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THE VOTE

THE VOTE, a new four-hour, two-part documentary series, tells the dramatic story of the epic — and surprisingly unfamiliar — crusade waged by American women for the right to vote.

How To Watch:

THE VOTE On AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Stream now or tune in Tuesdays, Sept. 8 - 29, 2020 at 8 p.m on KPBS TV

Meet the unsung heroes of the movement and relive the fiery, dramatic and unrelenting campaign that led to passage of the 19th Amendment, granting American women the vote and ushering in the largest expansion of voting rights in U.S. history.

A CELEBRATION OF TRAILBLAZING WOMEN

Join KPBS’s summer-long celebration of women trailblazers in honor of the women’s vote centennial, featuring special programming commemorating U.S. women’s suffrage, the feminist movement and modern-day changemakers.

Follow the conversation online: #TrailblazersPBS

Aug. 18, 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. To reflect on the centennial, KPBS spoke with women in San Diego County of all ages and ethnicities about what voting means to them.

Now Streaming

FRONTLINE: For Sama

Now streaming on PBS Video App + YouTube

The astonishing personal story of a young Syrian mother's perseverance through the siege of Aleppo. Told as a love letter from a mother to her daughter, the film explores the agonizing dilemma of whether to abandon Aleppo and the fight for freedom.

AMERICAN MASTERS: Mae West: Dirty Blonde

Now streaming on the PBS Video App

Dive into the life and career of groundbreaking writer, performer and subversive star Mae West. Over a career spanning eight decades, she broke boundaries and possessed creative and economic powers unheard of for a female entertainer in the 1930s.

GREAT PERFORMANCES: Ann

Now streaming on the PBS Video App

Enjoy a powerful and revealing look at legendary, larger-than-life Texas governor Ann Richards who enriched the lives of her followers, friends and family in this critically acclaimed play written by and starring Emmy Award-winner Holland Taylor.

AMERICAN MASTERS: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Now streaming on the PBS Video App through June 30 or tune in Thursday, June 25 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2

Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers and critics on an exploration of the powerful themes she confronted throughout her literary career in this artful and intimate meditation that examines the life and work of the legendary storyteller.

GREAT PERFORMANCES: Gloria: A Life

Now streaming on the PBS Video App

Experience a unique interpretation of feminist icon Gloria Steinem’s life told by an all-female cast starring Emmy Award-winner Christine Lahti and directed Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus.

POV: And She Could Be Next

Now streaming on PBS Video App

"And She Could Be Next" tells the story of a defiant movement of women of color, transforming politics from the ground up by fighting for a truly reflective democracy.

FIRING LINE WITH MARGARET HOOVER: Rising Stars

Stream now with the PBS Video App

Margaret Hoover interviews several female Republican rising stars in Congress: Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY), Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA), Sen. Joni Ernst (IA) and Rep. Liz Cheney (WY). They discuss the effort to recruit more GOP women in Congress.

LUCY WORSLEY’S ROYAL MYTHS & SECRETS

Stream now with the PBS Video App

Join Lucy Worsley on a journey across Europe to visit the incredible locations where royal history was made. From the Spanish Armada to the French Revolution, learn how royal history is a mixture of facts, exaggeration, manipulation and mythology.

PREHISTORIC ROAD TRIP

Stream now with the PBS Video App

Join Emily Graslie for a summer road trip through America's dinosaur country on a search for mysterious creatures and bizarre ecosystems that have shaped Earth.

Daring Women Doctors: Physicians In The 19th Century

Stream now or tune in Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

At this crucial time when women physicians and nurses are contributing significantly to our community’s health, this documentary provides a look at the challenging and illuminating history of 19th century women doctors.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Women's Work

Now streaming on the PBS Video App

Celebrate trailblazing women in a special hour spotlighting outstanding contributions from female athletes, artists, activists and more who left an indelible mark on the world around us through their thought-provoking objects and accomplishments.

SECRETS OF THE DEAD: Viking Warrior Queen

Now streaming on PBS Video App

Join a team of archaeologists as they examine one of the most significant Viking graves ever found, and test the DNA of the remains of the female warrior buried inside.

FIRING LINE WITH MARGARET HOOVER: Newcomers

Now streaming on the PBS Video App

Meet conservative women running for a first term in Congress: Young Kim of California, Ashley Hinson of Iowa and Lisa Scheller of Pennsylvania. Margaret Hoover explores their motivations for running, policies and visions for the Republican Party.

AMERICAN MASTERS: Unladylike2020

Now streaming on the PBS Video App

Explore the stories of pioneering women in American politics who advocated for suffrage and civil rights over 100 years ago, including the first women in the U.S. Congress and State Senate, and a co-founder of the NAACP.

WE’LL MEET AGAIN: The Fight For Women's Rights

Stream now with KPBS Passport

Join Ann Curry as two women search for friends and colleagues who fought for equal rights. One of the first female commercial pilots wants to thank her mentor, and an advocate hopes to find the woman who inspired her to join a movement.

POV: We Are The Radical Monarchs

Now streaming on the PBS Video App

Meet the Radical Monarchs, a group of young girls of color on the frontlines of social justice. Follow the group as they earn badges for completing units on such subjects as being an LGBTQ ally, preserving the environment and disability justice.

More Programs

Sister

Airs Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV / Not available to stream

This documentary highlights the work of death penalty abolitionist Sister Helen Prejean. She wrote the best-selling book, "Dead Man Walking," that ignited a debate about executions. The book was turned into an Oscar-winning movie, a play, and one of the most performed modern operas.

Perfect 36: When Women Won The Vote

Airs Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 11:30 p.m. on KPBS TV / Not available to stream

“Perfect 36: When Women Won The Vote” chronicles the dramatic vote to ratify this amendment, and the years of debate about women's suffrage that preceded it.

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