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Celebrate Women's History Month with Twin Cities PBS

March 1, 2021

“March signals the beginning of spring, a season of renewal and inspiration. Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate and be inspired by the many accomplishments, struggles, and successes of inspirational women, both in Minnesota and around the country.

As I reflect upon the struggles and accomplishments that shaped my path to this moment, I am filled with a sense of purpose, strength, and optimism to help shape Twin Cities PBS (TPT) as it moves into the future. I hope that my story is one of inspiration to other women – becoming TPT’s first female president in its 66-year history.

As TPT celebrates Women’s History Month, you’ll meet strong, fierce, independent and courageous women who share their stories through song, dance and the written word – those who fought for their right to vote, are re-shaping their narrative and transforming their communities. 

In addition to our incredible line-up of programming, PBS Kids on TPT is introducing young viewers and families to diverse people and events from the state’s past in a new series of shorts titled: MinneHistory. As part of TPT’s effort to expand its educational offerings on the air, online and in community, three of these bite-sized histories will feature and highlight “Women Pioneers,” from the nationally renown stateswoman of Minnesota, to a pioneering Indigenous legal leader and activist, and a suffragist and pioneer of medicine and women’s health.

— Sylvia Strobel, President & CEO, Twin Cities PBS


9to5: The Story of a Movement

When Dolly Parton sang “9 to 5,” she was singing about a real movement that started with a group of secretaries in the early 1970s. Their goals were simple—better pay, more advancement opportunities and an end to sexual harassment—but as seen in 9to5: The Story of a Movement, their fight that inspired a hit would change the American workplace forever.

TPT 2 Monday, March 1 at 10 pm

>>> WATCH NOW <<<


Mae West: Dirty Blonde

From American Masters — 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.

TPT 2 Tuesday, March 2 at 8 pm

Streaming online and with the PBS Video App.

>>> WATCH NOW <<<


Josephine Baker: The Story of An Awakening

The amazing story of the first Black superstar. Baker, born into poverty in Missouri in 1906, moved to France where she became a dancer hailed as the Queen of Paris, joined the French Resistance, created her dream family “The Rainbow Tribe,” adopting twelve children from four corners of the world, and ultimately became a Civil Rights activist.

TPT 2 Tuesday, March 2 at 9:30 pm


American Masters: How It Feels To Be Free

The inspiring story of how six iconic African American female entertainers — Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier – challenged an entertainment industry deeply complicit in perpetuating racist stereotypes, and transformed themselves and their audiences in the process.

TPT 2 Friday, March 5 at 8 pm

Streaming online and with the PBS Video App.

>>> WATCH NOW WITH TPT PASSPORT <<<


Dolly Parton & Friends: 50 Years at the Opry

Join the country music superstar to celebrate her 50 years at the Grand Ole Opry. Bringing together five decades of hits into one unforgettable evening, Dolly is joined by special guests including Emmylou Harris, Toby Keith and more.

TPT 2 Saturday, March 13 at 8 pm
TPT LIFE Sundat, March 14 at 5 pm


Loretta Lynn: In My Words

Join the country music superstar to celebrate her 50 years at the Grand Ole Opry. Bringing together five decades of hits into one unforgettable evening, Dolly is joined by special guests including Emmylou Harris, Toby Keith and more.

TPT 2 Monday, March 15 at 9 pm


Minnesota Experience: Citizen

Citizen explores the multigenerational march of Minnesota women and all they hoped would come with the vote. From pioneering activists like Sarah Burger Stearns to Progressive Era leaders like Nellie Griswold Francis, the vote was seen as a mark of fuller citizenship and tool of change for concerns like healthcare, children, and women’s rights.

TPT 2 Monday, March 22 at 8 pm
TPT LIFE Thursday, March 25 at 9 pm

Streaming online and with the PBS Video App.

>>> WATCH NOW <<<

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