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The word of the month for February programming is diversity. From the women’s struggle for equal pay and the literary accomplishments of minority authors, to the violent end of an extraordinary Black community, and the struggles and triumphs of single moms, this month’s programming on WTVP offers fresh perspectives on the rich diversity of the American experience. Check for multiple airdates on WTVP HD 47.1 and World 47.3.


INDEPENDENT LENS:
9TO5: THE STORY OF A MOVEMENT
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 9 PM

When Dolly Parton sang 9 to 5, she was doing more than just shining a light on the fate of American working women. Parton was singing the true story of a movement that started with 9to5, a group of Boston secretaries in the early 1970s. Their goals were simple — better pay, more advancement opportunities and an end to sexual harassment — but their unconventional approach attracted the press and shamed their bosses into change. Featuring interviews with 9to5’s founders, as well as actor and activist Jane Fonda, 9to5: The Story of a Movement is the previously untold story of the fight that inspired a hit and changed the American workplace.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Mon, 02/01/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Tue, 02/02/2021 @ 12:30 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 02/03/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Sat, 02/06/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Thu, 02/04/2021 @ 7:30 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Sat, 02/06/2021 @ 11 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Wed, 02/03/2021 @ 11 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Wed, 02/03/2021 @ 6 PM
Independent Lens

Trailer | 9to5: The Story of a Movement

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They couldn’t kill their bosses, so they did the next best thing — they organized.


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WALK THE WALK
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 10:30 PM

Walk the Walk showcases a unique college class where students have been going beyond talking about possible solutions to problems facing American society to implementing policy changes which get at their root causes. You will see a diverse range of students try to implement an innovative solution to devastation caused along the Gulf Coast by Hurricane Katrina, successfully raise the minimum wage in San Jose, California and develop policies to confront increasing cases of homelessness among college students. Walk the Walk provides a model for democracy to come alive in our nation’s classrooms and, in the process, educating and invigorating students to improve their communities.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Mon, 02/01/2021 @ 10:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 02/03/2021 @ 12 AM


ANISFIELD-WOLF BOOK AWARDS
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 6 PM

For the 85th annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, Jury Chair Henry Louis Gates Jr. and the four 2020 winners — historian Eric Foner, poet Ilya Kaminsky, scholar Charles King and novelist Namwali Serpell — had to resort to meeting on Zoom. Hear what each had to say about their splendid books, our historic times and the global Black Lives Matter movement.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Sun, 02/07/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 – Mon, 02/08/2021 @ 2 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 – Mon, 02/08/2021 @ 10 PM

American Experience

Trailer | Goin’ Back to T-Town | American Experience

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A thriving Black community in Tulsa that rebuilt after a 1921 racially-motivated massacre.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: GOIN' BACK TO T-TOWN
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 8 PM

This program explores the rise and decline of Greenwood, an extraordinary black community in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Greenwood had its heyday in the segregated era of the 1920s and 1930s, and by 1936 the neighborhood boasted the largest concentration of black businesses in the United States. However, it could not survive the progressive policies of integration and urban renewal of the 1960s. In a nostalgic celebration of old-fashioned neighborhood life, the black residents of T-Town relive their community's remarkable rise and ultimate decline. Ossie Davis narrates.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Mon, 02/08/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 02/10/2021 @ 3:30 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Thu, 02/11/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Sat, 02/13/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Sat, 02/13/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Sat, 02/13/2021 @ 11 PM

INDEPENDENT LENS: WOMEN IN BLUE
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 9 PM

Women in Blue offers an unprecedented view into the inner workings of the Minneapolis Police Department, chronicling a department and a community grappling with racism and a troubled history of police misconduct long before an MPD officer was involved in the death of George Floyd in May 2020. The film ultimately reveals the limitations of police reform through incremental change and asks questions that apply well beyond the city of Minneapolis. Could increased gender equity and more women, especially women of color, contribute to greater public safety?

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Mon, 02/08/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Tue, 02/09/2021 @ 12:30 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 02/10/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Wed, 02/10/2021 @ 6:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Wed, 02/10/2021 @ 11:30 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Thu, 02/11/2021 @ 7:30 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Sat, 02/13/2021 @ 11 AM
Trailer | Women in Blue
Independent Lens

Trailer | Women in Blue

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Female officers in the Minneapolis Police Department fight for gender equity and police re


Beverly Lindsay-Johnson

Fat Boy: The Billy Stewart Story (Trailer)

FAT BOY: THE BILLY STEWART STORY
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 6 PM

Fat Boy: The Billy Stewart Story chronicles the life and career of one of the most popular rhythm and blues singers of the 1960s, tracing his journey from a young piano player to a famous R&B balladeer. His electrifying and unique style of singing was untouchable as he mastered word-doubling and scatting throughout his songs and performances. His original hits include I Do Love You, Sitting in the Park, and his masterful remake of the Gershwin tune Summertime.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Sun, 02/14/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Sat, 02/20/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Mon, 02/22/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Thu, 02/25/2021 @ 4 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Thu, 02/25/2021 @ 10 AM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 – Fri, 02/26/2021 @ 3 PM
  • WTVP-REMOTE 47.2 – Sat, 02/27/2021 @ 12 AM

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
MARIAN ANDERSON: VOICE OF FREEDOM
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 8 PM

Voice of Freedom explores the life, career, art, and legacy of the singer of classical music and spirituals. Best known for her performance at the legendary Freedom Concert on April 9, 1939, Anderson, in a bold protest against racial intolerance, sang before a diverse crowd on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., after being denied use of Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In that moment, Anderson — despite being a fiercely private person — transformed into a symbol for the nascent civil rights movement, even inspiring a 10-year-old Martin Luther King Jr. who listened on the radio.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Mon, 02/15/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Tue, 02/16/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 02/17/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Sat, 02/20/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Mon, 02/22/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Sat, 02/20/2021 @ 8 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Sat, 02/20/2021 @ 12 AM

American Experience

The Voice of Marian Anderson

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The New York Times hailed Marian Anderson as “one of the great singers of our time.”


ROAD TRIP NATION: A SINGLE MOM’S STORY
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 10 PM

Follow along as Gabby, Kiera and Maliaq, three single moms eager to explore how to find meaningful careers and navigate post-secondary success, travel across the country to talk with other single mothers who have found fulfilling work as microbiologists, professors, authors, artists and more. A Single

Mom’s Story shows how single moms can and should be empowered to seek out work that means something to them and their communities. Their stories and those of the inspiring people they meet are proof single mothers can accomplish anything they set their minds to.

Airdates:

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Mon, 02/15/2021 @ 10 PM