In the United States, March is Women's History Month. Many people use the month to honor the accomplishments of American women and educate communities about the history of women in the United States and the women's rights movement. Vermont PBS is pleased to present the following featured selections this March.
Premiered Friday, March 1, 09:00 pm on Vermont PBS | All broadcast times
Experience the power of song in the struggle for equality through the story of feminist singer and activist Holly Near, who for the last 40 years has worked on global social justice coalition-building in the women's and lesbian movements.
Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration
She "turned the world on with her smile" on The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and countless movie roles. This special features dozens of classic clips plus comments from Betty White, Ed Asner, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, Gavin MacLeod, John Amos, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, and Mary Tyler Moore herself. Plus, Oprah Winfrey recounts Mary Tyler Moore's critical role in inspiring Oprah -- and millions of others -- as TV's first independent career woman.
Carole King: American Masters
Premieres Friday, March 15, 10:00 pm on Vermont PBS | Watch trailer
Delve into the hit singer-songwriter's life and career from 1960s New York to the music mecca of '70s LA to the present. King joins collaborators and family in new interviews, while rare home movies, performances and photos complete the tapestry.
POV - 306 Hollywood #3117
Monday, March 18, 09:00 pm on Vermont PBS | All broadcast times
Take a magical journey to the house at 306 Hollywood Avenue. After its owner dies, her two grandchildren begin an epic excavation of her belongings. Lip-synced conversations and dramatic animations come to life in this magical realist documentary.
Crossroads: The Birth Project
Wednesday, March 20, 07:00 pm on Vermont PBS | All broadcast times
In the spring of 1985, the Wood Art Gallery was host to an exceptional show called "The Birth Project." Designed by Judy Chicago, noted feminist and artist who achieved national recognition with her controversial show "The Dinner Party," the Montpelier show was composed of twelve vivid needlework pieces which celebrate the creative power of women in a literal as well as a cosmological sense. Enlisting the aid of a large number of volunteer needleworkers, Chicago worked closely with them for five years to complete this enormous project. It was then broken down into smaller units intended for display in smaller galleries and alternative spaces. That the show came to Montpelier at all was a testament to the effort of a determined group of women from Montpelier who appear in this segment: Katra Kindar, midwife; Olivia Bravakis, head of the Wood Art Gallery and Dorothy Tod, fundraiser. Abbie Zito, the art historian who lectures on "The Birth Project" was funded by a grant from the Vermont Council on the Arts & Humanities, and narrates this powerful segment.
Great Performances: Birgit Nilsson: A League of Her Own
Friday, March 22, 09:00 pm on Vermont PBS | All broadcast times
Celebrate the life of Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson, the face of opera in the 1950s-70s. This performance-documentary showcases her greatest roles, including Elektra and The Ring Cycle, in rare footage, plus interviews with Placido Domingo and more.
Women, War & Peace - Season 2
Monday, March 25, 09:00 pm on Vermont PBS | 2 consecutive episodes
Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs #201 | All broadcast times
Discover the story of the Catholic and Protestant women who come together during Northern Ireland's bloody civil war and fight to ensure that human rights, equality and inclusion shape the historic Good Friday Agreement peace deal.
The Trials of Spring #202 | All broadcast times
Follow three Egyptian women as they put their lives and bodies on the line fighting for justice and freedom. The film tells the story of Egypt's Arab Spring, the human rights abuses that came to define it and the women willing to risk everything.
Tuesday, March 26, 09:00 pm on Vermont PBS | 2 consecutive episodes
Naila and the Uprising #203 | All broadcast timesDiscover the story of a courageous, nonviolent women's movement that formed the heart of the Palestinian struggle for freedom during the 1987 uprising. One woman must make a choice between love, family and freedom. Undaunted, she embraces all three.
A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers #204 | All broadcast timesEmbark on a risky yearlong U.N. peacekeeping mission into earthquake-ravaged Haiti with an all-female Bangladeshi police unit. Leaving their families behind, these police officers shatter stereotypes as they rise in the name of building peace.
Great Performances: Julius Caesar
Friday, March 29, 09:00 pm on Vermont PBS | All broadcast times
Experience Shakespeare as never before in an all-female production from the Donamr Warehouse set in prison.
Call The Midwife - Season 8 Premiere!
Sunday, March 31, 08:00 pm on Vermont PBS | All broadcast times
Join Nonnatus House in welcoming two new nuns. Valerie deals with an unexpected and shocking case. The other midwives must handle a complicated multiple birth.
Mrs. Wilson On Masterpiece - Season premiere
Sunday, March 31, 09:00 pm on Vermont PBS
Alec and Alison Wilson marry after meeting in the secret service during World War II. Two decades later, spy novelist Alec dies, and his real story begins to emerge. Alison tracks down his former partner, who was also deceived by Alec's charms.