Women’s History Month

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with WCNY-TV, Radio Shows, and WCNY-produced video shorts.

 

Where to Watch

 

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Aretha Franklin Remembered (My Music)

Watch Sunday, March 1 at 1 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

Including Franklin’s greatest hits and television performances, this hour-long feature celebrates the legendary Queen of Soul and the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

 


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Rise Up: Songs of the Women’s Movement

Watch Sunday, March 1 at 8 p.m. and Wednesday, March 4 at 2 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

Celebrate the centennial of the 19th amendment with some of the best-loved female artists of the 20th and 21st century, with performances by Aretha Franklin, Lesley Gore, Helen Reddy, Loretta Lynn, Gloria Gaynor, Dolly Parton, Joan Jett, Cyndi Lauper, Melissa Etheridge, Tina Turner and more!

 


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The Best of the Celtic Women

Watch Sunday, March 1 at 9 p.m. and Saturday, March 14 at 8 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

Listen to the best-loved songs from this all-female Irish music sensation.

 


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Julia Child: American Masters

Watch Friday, March 6 at 9 p.m. and Sunday, March 8 at 9 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

Celebrate the life and legacy of cooking legend, Julia Child.

 

 


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Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare

Watch Sunday, March 22 at 12 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

Explore the life of Frances Perkins, the first woman appointed to a U.S. Presidential cabinet, including interviews with historians, journalists, and dignitaries.

 

 


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Scigirls Stories: Real Women, Real Jobs

Watch Sunday, March 22 at 1 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

Listen to inspiring real-life stories of Minnesota women who work in STEM and empower young girls to pursue their passions and make the world a better place.

 


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Scigirls Stories: Latinas at Work

Watch Sunday, March 22 at 1:30 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

Listen to inspiring real-life stories of Minnesota women who work in STEM and empower young girls to pursue their passions and make the world a better place.

 

 


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Revolution of the Heart: The Dorothy Day Story

Watch Monday, March 23 at 9 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

Trace Dorothy Day’s transformation from a young communist journalist, to the co-founder of “The Catholic Worker” newspaper and the first “houses of hospitality,” which sheltered New York City’s homeless during the Great Depression. With extensive archival footage from Day’s own collection, this biography features interviews with actor Martin Sheen, theologian Cornel West, Senator Tim Kaine, biographer Robert Ellsberg, and Day’s granddaughters.

 

 


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Legacy List With Matt Paxton Shirley Macon / Aberdeen, NJ

Watch Saturday, March 28 at 6 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

A schoolteacher’s home is filled with items that celebrate her family’s Civil Rights heritage.

 


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Call The Midwife Season 9

Watch Sunday, March 29 at 8 p.m. on WCNY-TV. 

The medics and midwives face unexpected challenges as the population shifts, rules change, and old diseases return. Amidst the excitement of childbirth, they must deal with alarming cases of diphtheria, drug abuse, cancer, tuberculosis, and fistula. While coping with their own feelings of love, loss and doubt, their livelihoods are threatened when Nonnatus comes under threat of demolition.

 


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CONNECT NY—Lifting The Ban On Commercial Surrogacy

Watch Monday, March 30 at 9 p.m. on WCNY-TV.

New York State’s law prohibiting gestational surrogacy creates legal uncertainty for parents using reproductive technology. Last session, a bill poised to lift the ban on commercial surrogacy died in the legislature. In his State of the State address, Gov. Cuomo urged lawmakers to pass this bill in 2020. However, lifting this ban has been met with outcry from women’s groups and religious organizations against surrogacy.

 


On Radio

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Feminine Fusion—At the Keyboard, Part III

Listen March 7 at 6 p.m. and March 8 at 2 p.m. on Classic FM.

This week features talented female pianists who made their mark on the concert stage.

 


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Feminine Fusion—Four by Four, Part II

Listen March 14 at 6 p.m. and March 15 at 2 p.m. on Classic FM.

Performances from all-female quartets.

 


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Feminine Fusion—Seasonal Music: Springs

Listen March 21 at 6 p.m. and March 22 at 2 p.m. on Classic FM.

Honor the arrival of springs with works written and performed by women for the season.

 


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Feminine Fusion—Patchwork Quilt, Part XIX

Listen March 28 at 6 p.m. and March 29 at 2 p.m. on Classic FM.

Another patch is added to our quilt of music written and performed by women.

 

One of the ways that WCNY brings educational content to our audience is through short videos that run in-between our other programming. We call these “interstitial” videos. Most often, they are developed with community partners, most recently, Humanities NY and The William G. Pomeroy Foundation.

These and other interstitial content are broadcast on TV, audio versions are broadcast on radio, they are available online, through our community partners, and some content is made available to teachers across the nation through PBS Learning Media.

In celebration of the upcoming anniversary of women’s suffrage, we have collected interstitial videos related to the women’s rights movement and women’s suffrage at wcny.org/womenshistorymonth. You can also see them on television throughout the coming year along with many other short educational and historical videos, or on our YouTube channel.