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Julieanna Richardson on Sexism and Racism

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American Masters
PBS


In this outtake, Julieanna Richardson (b. 1954), historian and founder of HistoryMakers, says that before she worked for a black administration under Chicago's Mayor Harold Washington (1983 - 1987), "I could only see the world in black and white and racism, I did not understand sexism at all." The Boomer List, premiering Sept. 23, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS, tells the story of 19 iconic baby boomers. Continue


Eve Ensler on Women and Their Bodies

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American Masters
PBS


"So much of patriarchy and capitalism has been about taking women in particular out of their bodies," says playwright Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues) in this film outtake. American Masters: The Boomer List, premiering Tues., Sept. 23, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS, tells the story of this influential generation through the lives of 19 iconic boomers. Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. Continue


Casablanca Calling

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Global Voices
PBS


In Morocco, women are being employed as religious leaders — called Morchidat— for the first time, offering advice and guidance in mosques, schools, prisons, and orphanages. Casablanca Calling follows three of these exceptional women as they try to change people’s perceptions of the true teachings of Islam, as well as change their country in a quiet social revolution. Continue


MAKERS Season 2 - Preview

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Makers: Women Who Make America
PBS


Six new documentaries in the MAKERS project feature groundbreaking American women in different spheres of influence: war, comedy, space, business, Hollywood and politics. Airs Tuesdays, September 30-November 4, 2014 at 9/8c. Check your local listings. Continue


TTC Extra: Women Negotiators

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To The Contrary
PBS


A new study reveals why women aren't as successful as men at negotiating. They are more likely to be lied to. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Genevieve Wood, Megan Beyer, Patrice Lee Continue


Pro-Choice Label; Prostitution Debate; Gender Lens Investing

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To The Contrary
PBS


Pro-Choice Label: Activists move away from labeling themselves "pro-choice." Prostitution Debate: Should selling sex be legal? Gender Lens Investing: Jackie Vanderbrug of US Trust on why investing with a gender lens is a growing trend. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Genevieve Wood, Megan Beyer, Patrice Lee Continue


TTC Extra: Women In Tech

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To The Contrary
PBS


Women continue to be underrepresented in the technology industry. A few top colleges have managed to reverse the trend by reaching out to high school teachers, offering mentoring programs and focusing recruitment on prospective female students. PANEL: Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez, Former Judge & Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, Journalist Anushay Continue


Obama & Border Crisis; Gay Rights; Teach a Woman to Fish

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To The Contrary
PBS


Obama & Border Crisis: The President spars with Congress on how to handle the immigration crisis. Gay Rights: A teacher says discrimination based on sexual orientation is the same as gender discrimination. Teach a Woman to Fish: Ritu Sharma of Women Thrive Worldwide on why helping women can help entire communities. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Francesca Chambers, Patrice Lee, Patricia Sosa Continue


TTC Extra: Women Can't Have It All

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To The Contrary
PBS


At the Aspen Ideas Festival Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi admitted to the difficult balancing act of being a wife, mother and CEO. She says women can't have it all. PANEL: National Network to End Domestic Violence’s President Kim Gandy, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, DC Congresswoman Del. Norton (D), and Republican Strategist Rina Shah Continue


USAID & Maternal Health; Abortion & Film; PAST Act

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To The Contrary
PBS


USAID & Maternal Health: The agency is spending more money on saving mothers and children. Abortion & Film: "Obvious Child" depicts abortion in a rare light by movie standards. PAST Act: The law the US Humane Society says will stop cruelty against horses. PANEL: Megan Beyer, Nicole Kurokawa Neily, Erica Williams SImon, Holly Hazard Continue


Maria Shriver: Know Your Own Power

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American Masters
PBS


Journalist Maria Shriver (b. 1955) relays a conversation she had with her accomplished mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who regretted that she never had any real power compared to the men in her family. This outtake is from The Boomer List, premiering Sept. 23, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS, which tells the story of this influential generation through the lives of 19 iconic baby boomers. Continue


The World Before Her: Extended

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POV
PBS


The World Before Her is a tale of two Indias: In one, a small-town girl competes in the Miss India pageant. In the other, a militant woman leads a fundamentalist Hindu camp for girls. Continue


TTC Extra: "What Women Want" by Deborah L. Rhode

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To The Contrary
PBS


Scholar Deborah L. Rhode says the "no problem" problem - that not all people think women face important issues - is one reason why the women's movement may be stalling. Rhode discusses how to restart the movement. Continue


Fighting HPV in Bhutan

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NOVA
PBS


Human papillomavirus, or HPV, can cause cervical cancer. Bhutan is the first developing country to welcome the widespread vaccination of girls against HPV, and cervical cancer rates have dropped. Some countries have resisted the vaccine, but in Bhutan even the royal princess is onboard. Continue


TTC Extra: Women Sports Executives

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To The Contrary
PBS


Washington DC litigator Michele Roberts shattered a glass ceiling by becoming the first woman to head a players union for one of the top four pro sports. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Genevieve Wood, Patrice Lee, Megan Beyer Continue


Know Who You Are (Season 11 | Episode 2)

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Roadtrip Nation
PBS


The team’s search for wisdom continues in San Francisco, where they interview Roy Remer, volunteer coordinator at the Zen Hospice Project. Moving on to Oakland, community is the topic of discussion with Omar Cardenas, youth organizer for Children’s Defense. Later, in LA, the team is moved by the story of Ian Harvie, a transgendered stand-up comedian, who urges self-acceptance and taking the leap. Continue


Clinton vs. Warren; Hobby Lobby; Female Genital Mutilation

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To The Contrary
PBS


Clinton vs. Warren: Elizabeth Warren is being touted as a possible “spoiler” against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Hobby Lobby: The Green family who owns the craft store chain aims to build a bible museum in Washington, DC. Female Genital Mutilation: The cultural tradition is an American problem. PANEL: Cari Dominguez, Debra Carnahan, Darlene Kennedy, Anushay Hossain Continue


Pakistani sculptor chisels away at taboos for women

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Humaira Abid is a sculptor and painter who creates everyday objects out of wood to cope with her experiences. Based in the Seattle area, she spends several months out of each year in Lahore, Pakistan, where she grew up and still maintains her main studio. Video produced by Laila Kazmi, KCTS 9 For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


TTC Extra: Secret Spenders

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To The Contrary
PBS


According to a new survey, men are significantly more likely than women to be "secret spenders" who hide or lie about their spending. Reasons include to avoid argument, limit unnecessary worry and avoiding guilt. PANEL: National Network to End Domestic Violence’s President Kim Gandy, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, DC Congresswoman Del. Norton (D), and Republican Strategist Rina Shah Continue


Ted Olson and David Boies team up against Prop 8

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


"The Case Against 8" captures reactions to the unexpected teaming-up of Ted Olson and David Boies in the case against Proposition 8. Clip courtesy HBO. Continue


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