PBS Trailblazers

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In the summer of 2020, PBS will launch a slate of multiplatform content to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote in the United States. As part of its strategy to present thematically connected programming each quarter, PBS will honor and commemorate those who fought for women’s suffrage in the U.S., the feminist movement throughout the 20th century, and the stories of modern women who continue to shatter the glass ceiling and transform modern history.

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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE "The Vote"

Meet the unsung heroes of the movement and relive the fiery, dramatic and unrelenting campaign that led to passage of the 19th Amendment, granting American women the vote and ushering in the largest expansion of voting rights in U.S. history. Premieres Monday and Tuesday, July 6-7, 2020, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET.

AMERICAN MASTERS "Mae West: Dirty Blonde"

Dive into the life and career of groundbreaking writer, performer and subversive star Mae West. Premieres Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 8:00-9:30 p.m. ET.

AMERICAN MASTERS "Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am"

An artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller that examines her life and works. Premieres Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW "Women's Work"

Celebrate trailblazing women in a show spotlighting outstanding work from athletes, artists & more. Premieres Monday, July 6, 2020, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.

FIRING LINE WITH MARGARET HOOVER

Join author, activist and commentator Margaret Hoover for a public affairs talk show that delivers a civil and engaging contest of ideas among the brightest minds and voices from across the ideological spectrum. Premieres Fridays, 8:30-9:00 p.m. ET.

FRONTLINE "For Sama"

The astonishing personal story of a young Syrian mother's perseverance through the siege of Aleppo. Check local listings for special encore presentation.

GREAT PERFORMANCES "Ann"

Enjoy a revealing look at iconic Texas governor Ann Richards in this play starring Holland Taylor. Premieres Friday, June 19, 2020, 9:00 p.m. ET.

GREAT PERFORMANCES "Gloria: A Life"

Experience a unique interpretation of Gloria Steinem’s life starring Emmy winner Christine Lahti. Premieres Friday, June 26, 2020, 9:00 p.m. ET.

LUCY WORSLEY’S ROYAL MYTHS & SECRETS

Join Lucy Worsley on a journey across Europe to visit the incredible locations where royal history was made. From the Spanish Armada to the French Revolution, learn how royal history is a mixture of facts, exaggeration, manipulation and mythology. Premieres Sunday, June 21-July 5, 2020, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.

POV "And She Could Be Next"

A story of a defiant movement of women of color, transforming politics from the ground up. Premieres Monday, June 29, 2020, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET.

PREHISTORIC ROAD TRIP

Join Emily Graslie for a summer road trip through America's dinosaur country on a search for mysterious creatures and bizarre ecosystems that have shaped Earth. Premieres Wednesday, June 17-July 1, 2020, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET.

AMERICAN MASTERS "Unladylike2020: The Changemakers"

Mark the women’s suffrage centennial with stories of pioneering women who shaped American politics. Premieres Friday, July 10, 2020, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET.