Schedule: Women’s History Month Broadcasts

February 28, 2017

Schedule

March is Women’s History Month in the United States. Around the world, people celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8. Since the early 20th century, the focus of the day is specific to the country and era, be it equal rights, voting rights, working conditions or war. Women in leadership, service and war are themes in the back-to-back finales of Victoria and Mercy Street on Sunday, March 5, and in the premiere of Soldier On: Life After Deployment (March 7), which follows three veterans as they readjust to civilian life.

Saturday, March 4

9pm ET: Patsy Cline: American Masters


Born Virginia Patterson Hensley in Winchester, Virginia, Patsy Cline (September 8, 1932-March 5, 1963) defined modern country music by using her singular talent and heart‐wrenching emotional depth to break down barriers of gender, class and genre.

Sunday, March 5

10am ET: Patsy Cline: American Masters
See description under March 4.

4:30pm ET: Patsy Cline: American Masters
See description under March 4.

8pm ET: Mercy Street: “House of Bondage”


After Antietam, the Greens suffer a setback and Pinkerton’s inquiry heats up. Foster and Samuel visit Foster’s family plantation, where they intervene in a difficult labor. The hospital staff unites to oust their hated chief. In Boston, Mary’s condition worsens.

9pm ET: Masterpiece: Victora Finale- “Young England”

10:30pm ET: Patsy Cline: American Masters
See description under March 4.

Tuesday, March 7

9pm ET: American Masters: The Women’s List


Meet 15 women who define contemporary American culture in Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ new “List” film featuring Madeleine Albright, Margaret Cho, Edie Falco, Betsey Johnson, Alicia Keys, Nancy Pelosi, Rosie Perez, Wendy Williams and more. All trailblazers in their fields, these women share their experiences struggling against discrimination and overcoming challenges to make their voices heard.

10pm ET: Soldier On: Life After Deployment


After serving in the US military, three young women return to civilian lives and must cope with the disintegration of their relationships, alcohol and substance abuse, depression, health problems, military sexual trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and employment difficulties.

Thursday, March 9

2:30am ET: American Masters: The Women’s List
See description under March 7.

3:30am ET: Soldier On: Life After Deployment
See description under March 7.

Friday, March 10

9pm ET: Makers: Women in Comedy


The rise of women in the world of comedy, from the “dangerous” comedy of 70s sitcoms like Maude to the groundbreaking women of the 1980s American comedy club boom and building to today’s multifaceted landscape. With Sarah Silverman, Lily Tomlin, Carol Burnett and others.

10pm ET: Makers: Women in Hollywood


The women of showbiz, from the earliest pioneers to present-day power players, as they influence the creation of one of the country’s biggest commodities: entertainment. Stories from Jane Fonda, Shonda Rhimes, Nancy Meyers, Glenn Close and others.

Saturday, March 11

2pm ET: Makers: Women in Hollywood
See description under March 10.

Sunday, March 12

2pm ET: Makers: Women in Hollywood
See description under March 10.

8pm ET: Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration


A one-hour tribute special to the actor Mary Tyler Moore — featuring an interview with Mary, comments from her co-stars and clips from her groundbreaking television and film work.

Friday, March 17

9pm ET: American Masters – Janis Joplin: Little Girl Blue


Janis Joplin thrilled audiences and blazed new creative trails before her death at age 27 in 1970. Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg examines Joplin’s story in depth, presenting an intimate portrait of a complicated and driven artist. The broadcast features a never-before-seen extended film cut with archival performance footage and new interviews with Joplin’s sister Laura Joplin and musicians.

Tuesday, March 21

9pm ET: American Masters – Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning


Her photograph Migrant Mother is one of the most recognized and arresting images in the world, a portrait that came to represent America’s Great Depression. Yet few know the story, struggles and profound body of work of the woman who created the portrait: Dorothea Lange. Directed and narrated by Lange’s granddaughter Dyanna Taylor.

Thursday, March 23

3:30am ET: American Masters – Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

Sunday, March 26

7:30pm ET: The Powder & The Glory
Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubenstein—rivals and pioneers in what is now a $150 billion health and beauty industry.

9pm ET: To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters on Masterpiece


To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters follows the Brontë sisters in the eventful three-year period that saw them rise from ordinary, unmarried women, to the secret authors of the world’s most sensational literature.

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