Women and Girls Lead: The Complete Schedule

Rocky Mountain PBS is leading the initiative in Colorado, airing more than 50 documentary films by the world’s best independent filmmakers, and adding content from media makers and new partners along the way. 


Scheduled Events and Programs for March2014       

American Masters : Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character 3/30 2:00pm
Call the Midwife Season 3 3/31 8:00pm
Independent Lens “Pushing the Elephant” 3/17 9:00pm
Thatcher: A Memoir 3/20 9:00pm
Women in Chemistry: Life Lessons from the Laboratory 3/30 1:00pm
To the Contrary Mondays 12am
Washington Week with Gwen Ifill Fridays 7pm


Scheduled Events and Programs for February 2014

American Masters “Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth” 2/27 9:00pm
Extraordinary Women “Madame Chiang Kai-Skek” 2/2 7:00pm
Extraordinary Women “Coco Chanel” 2/9 7:00pm
Extraordinary Women “Grace Kelly” 2/16 7:00pm
Independent Lens “Daisy Bates” 2/17 10:00pm
To the Contrary Mondays 12:00am
Washington Week with Gwen Ifill Fridays 7:00pm and M-F 3:00pm

Scheduled Events and Programs for July 2012 - December 2013

DECEMBER 2013 - visit our schedule page for program descriptions and details
Call the Midwife Holiday Special: 12/29 at 7:30pm
Colorado Experience “Fly Girl”: 12/19 at 7:00pm and 12/20 at 2:30pm

Mondays  12am To The Contrary
To The Contrary continues as an essential, timely forum for women to discuss national and international issues and policies. The program covers news and offers a platform to views that are rarely, if ever, available elsewhere on television. It is true appointment television. 

Fridays  7pm  Washington Week with Gwen Ifill
Washington Week features a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events. In its early years, Washington Week maintained three regular correspondents – Peter Lisagor, Charlie Cordry, and Neil McNeil – but in 1970 the format changed to three regular reporters and a weekly guest reporter.

NOVEMBER 2013 - visit our schedule page for program descriptions and details
We Served Too: Story of Women’s Airforce Service Pilots: 
11/10 at 7:00pm
Independent Lens “Young Lakota”: 11/25 at 9:00pm

OCTOBER 2013 - visit our schedule page for program descriptions and details
Diamond Queen: 10/5, 10/12 & 10/19  at 7:00pm

SEPTEMBER 2013 - visit our schedule page for program descriptions and details
Journey of Sacagawea
: 9/3 at 7:00pm
Colorado Experience “Fly Girls”: 9/5 at 7:00pm
American Masters “Billie Jean King”: 9/10 at 7:00pm
She-Wolves: England’s Early Queens: 9/12, 9/19 & 9/26 at 9:00pm
POV “The World Before Her”: 9/16 at 9:00pm
La Raza “La Historia”: 9/22 at 4:00pm
La Raza “EL Movimiento”: 9/29 at 4:00pm

JULY 2013 - visit our schedule page for program descriptions and details
Losing Ground: The Cliff Effect
 – 7/19 at 7:30pm; 7/21 and 7/22 at 5:30am and 12:30am
Queen Elizabeth II: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration
 – 7/21 at 8pm

JUNE 2013 - visit our schedule page for program descriptions and details
Diamond Queen
 - 6/13, 6/20 & 6/27 at 9pm
Extraordinary Women “Agatha Christie”- 6/15 at 7pm
Thatcher: A Memoir - 6/16 at 8pm
Colorado Experience “Justina Ford M.D.” - 6/27at 7pm

MAY 2013 - visit our schedule page for program descriptions and details
La Raza “La Historia” -
 5/4  at  8pm
La Raza “EL Movimiento” 
- 5/4  at 9pm
Call the Midwife  - 
 5/5, 5/12 & 5/19  at  8:00pm
Annie Oakley: American Experience 
 -  5/14  at  7:00pm
Colorado Experience “Fly Girls”  
-  5/16  at  7:00pm
Patsy Cline- Sweet Dreams Still  
-  5/19 at  7:00pm
Anna May Wong: In her Own Words  
-  5/26  at  2:30pm
Ellen DeGeneres: The Mark Twain Prize  
-  5/31 at  9:00pm

April 2013 - visit our schedule page for program descriptions and details

4/1, 4/2 7pm Kind Hearted Woman
Filmmaker David Sutherland profiles Robin Charboneau, a divorced mother and Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota's Spirit Lake Reservation.

4/9 7pm American Masters “Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character”
America in the 1960s and 70s was in turmoil. The civil rights struggle, the war in Vietnam and the sexual revolution defined a nation in conflict. But at 10 o'clock every Saturday night, in dorms and dens, in living rooms and bedrooms across the country, Americans watched "The Carol Burnett Show."

4/9 8:30pm Pioneers of TV “Carol Burnett & The Funny Ladies”
The program focuses on Carol Burnett's television comedy career and the funny ladies of television who joined her in paving the way for today's TV comediennes.

4/13, 4/20 7pm Extraordinary Women 

In a remarkable life that touched three centuries, Madame Chiang Kai-Shek rose to become one of the most powerful women in the world.

4/15 9pm Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines
This program traces the evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, this film looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation.

3/1 2:30pm Colorado Experience “Justina Ford, MD”    
Born with two strikes against her, Dr. Justina Ford overcame barriers of race and gender to become the first African-American woman to practice medicine in Colorado.

3/2 9pm PBS Arts from Cleveland “Women Who Rock”
"PBS Arts From Cleveland: Women Who Rock" is a performance documentary that chronicles and celebrates female musicians from early groundbreakers to contemporary powerhouses.

3/3 9am Dr. Christiane Northrup:  Women Bodies, Women’s Wisdom

3/18 9pm Independent Lens “Pushing the Elephant”
When civil war came to Rose's Congolese village, her harrowing experience included the nighttime arrest of her entire family, the execution of her husband and grim negotiations with guards which lead to her separation from her five-year-old daughter, Nangabire.

3/24 1pm Get Real! Wise Women Speak
This award-winning documentary features extraordinary women and the inner fire which propels them to use their wisdom and experience to change the world.

3/24 4:30pm In Her Power
Empowerment expert Helene Lerner, host and executive producer of numerous Emmy winning public television specials, reveals the keys to "authentic power" in a dynamic new half-hour documentary.

3/31 8pm Call the Midwife
t's 1958. Returning from a long day of duties, Nurse Jenny Lee finds the Nonnatus House community gathered to wish her a happy birthday, before she, Chummy, Trixie and Cynthia head off to the cinema – a joyous celebration. 

2/17 3pm Heartbeat to Heartbeat: Women and Heart Disease
Emmy Award-winning executive producer Helene Lerner hosts "Heartbeat to Heartbeat: Women and Heart Disease", an urgent wake-up call for women to improve their cardiovascular health.2/22 9pm American Masters: Sister Rosetta Tharpe

2/26 7pm MAKERS: Women Who Make America
This comprehensive and innovative series tells the compelling story of women's advancement in America over the past 50 years. It is a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, on grand stages like the U.S. Supreme Court and Congress, and humbler ones like the boardroom and the bedroom.

2/28 7pm Colorado Experience: Justina Ford, MD

Born with two strikes against her, Dr. Justina Ford overcame barriers of race and gender to become the first African-American woman to practice medicine in Colorado and delivered over 7,000 babies.

2/23 2am  
Suze Orman's Money Class
Financial powerhouse Suze Orman delivers her expert take on what actions everyone needs to consider to secure a hopeful and sustainable financial future in light of the new economic reality.

1/8 9pm Frontline 
“The Education of Michelle Rhee”
FRONTLINE was granted unprecedented access to Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of Washington, DC public schools during her tumultuous three-year tenure as she attempted to fix a broken school system. As Rhee returns to the national stage, FRONTLINE examines her legacy in Washington, DC, including her battles with the teachers' union and her handling of a cheating scandal in the District.

1/26 9am, 1/27 10pm Dr. Christiane Northrup’s Womens’ Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
The author/doctor attempts to transform the relationship women have with their bodies, inside and out.

12/4 1:30am, 12/15 2am  Suze Orman's Money Class
Financial powerhouse Suze Orman delivers her expert take on what actions everyone needs to consider to secure a hopeful and sustainable financial future in light of the new economic reality. 

12/28  7:30pm Colorado State of Mind

As part of our multi-year Women And Girls Lead initiative, a panel of Colorado women in varying stages of life discuss the ongoing challenges and obstacles that prevent today's woman from "having it all." 

12/30  7pm  Call The Midwife: Holiday Special

Special moments from the beloved BBC series. 

11/3, 11/10, 11/17   7pm  She-Wolves -- England's Early Queens
More than 800 years ago, Matilda came within a hair's breadth of being the first woman to be crowned queen of England in her own right. Historian Helen Castor explores how Matilda reached this point, and why her bid for the throne ultimately failed. Her daughter-in-law Eleanor of Aquitaine was an equally formidable woman. Despite being remembered as the queen of courtly love, in reality, during her long life she divorced one king and married another, only to lead a rebellion against him. She finally achieved the power she craved in her seventies.

11/4  10pm  Journey of Sacagawea
The teenage Sacagawea, who with her infant son accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition, is an American historical icon. This program seeks the woman behind the icon and shows how cultures and events may have shaped her. The special goes beyond the sparse comments found in the expedition journals to the rich oral history of the Agaidika Shoshoni (known as the Lemhi Shoshoni), the Mandan/Hidatsa and the Nez Perce. Dramatic re-enactments and scenes of the wild areas in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming and Oregon that the youthful Sacagawea knew bring her story to life.

11/5  9pm  Independent Lens: Solar Mamas

Welcome to India's Barefoot College, founded by Bunker Roy to provide rural women living in poverty with an education that empowers them to make their communities self-reliant and sustainable. Rafea – a 30-year-old Jordanian mother of four – is traveling outside of her village for the first time to attend Barefoot's solar engineering program. Once there, she will join women like her from Guatemala, Kenya, Burkina Faso and Colombia to learn concrete skills to change their communities.

10/1 – 10/2 8pm  Half the Sky

"Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" is a four-hour PBS primetime documentary film inspired by the widely acclaimed book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Filmed in nine countries, the series follows Kristof and celebrity activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde on a journey to tell the stories of inspiring, courageous individuals. 

10/11 9pm  La Raza “La Historia”
Episode One: "La Historia" explores the extraordinary history and heritage of Colorado's Latino culture from the 1500s to the 1940s.

10/11 10pm  La Raza “El Movimiento”
Episode Two: "el Movimiento" examines the Colorado Chicano Movement during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s. Riveting first-hand accounts speak to the significant social issues of our time: identity, racial conflict, civil rights and cultural pride. 

10/12 9pm American Masters: Margaret Mitchell 
No ordinary writer and no ordinary woman – "Gone with the Wind" created two of the world's greatest lovers, Scarlett and Rhett, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1937 and has sold more than 30 million copies. Born into Atlanta's upper crust in 1900, Margaret Mitchell challenged stifling social restrictions at every turn. A charismatic force to be reckoned with, she had a great sense of humor, was one of Georgia's first newspaper women and was extremely generous with the money she made from "Gone with the Wind." She struggled with the changing role of women and the liberation of African Americans but also suffered from lifelong bouts of depression, until a tragic accident lead to her death in 1949.

10/30  7pm Ellen DeGeneres: The Mark Twain Prize
This special celebrates the work of Ellen DeGeneres, the 15th recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. 

9/27 2am Suze Orman's Money Class
Financial powerhouse Suze Orman delivers her expert take on what actions everyone needs to consider to secure a hopeful and sustainable financial future in light of the new economic reality. 

9/11 8:30pm Temple Grandin: The World Needs All Kinds of MindsA view of Dr. Temple Grandin's inspiring life as seen through the eyes of her mother, parents affected by autism, her students, and those within the livestock industry who have been changed by her quiet brand of leadership.

9/20 10pm POV  I'm Carolyn Parker, The Good, The Mad & The Beautiful
In 2005, Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme set out to document the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina and the rebuilding of New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward. When he met Carolyn Parker, what began as a historical documentary morphed into a vibrant character study of the courage and resiliency of this fearless matriarch and civil rights activist. "I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful" is Demme's account of Parker's five-year crusade to rebuild her beloved neon-green house, her church, her community – and her life.

8/17 7:30pm Colorado State of Mind: Women in Energy
Cynthia Hessin and an all-woman panel offer an update on current developments in energy in Colorado, including the fate of the wind production tax credit

7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22  8pm Queen and Country

London is, indisputably, the capital of Britain's royal life. Here, the young Princess Elizabeth grew up before World War II. Here, she and her sister, Margaret, mingled, incognito, with the joyous crowds on VE Day. It is still the center of a working monarchy. 

7/5  9pm  Queen Elizabeth II: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration
"Queen Elizabeth II: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration" is a comprehensive documentary showing the reign of Elizabeth II at key points in her life: her coronation in 1953, her Silver Jubilee in 1977 and her Golden Jubilee in 2002.

7/19  10pm POV: The Light In Her Eyes
Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim preacher, founded a Qur'an school for girls in Damascus, Syria, 30 years ago. Every summer, her female students immerse themselves in a rigorous study of Islam. A surprising cultural shift is underway – women are claiming space within the mosque.

7/25 2:30am and 7/29  2am Suze Orman's Money Class

Financial powerhouse Suze Orman delivers her expert take on what actions everyone needs to consider to secure a hopeful and sustainable financial future in light of the new economic reality. 

7/26  9pm Independent Lens: Strong!
Cheryl Haworth is a young woman with a big dream: to be the strongest woman in the world. As the 300-pound U.S. Olympic weightlifter prepares for the Beijing 2008 Olympics, she struggles with injury, confidence and her place in a world where larger women are not readily accepted. symbol of the Wild West.

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