February 23, 2021

Women's Stories: Factual & Fictional Tales

Women's Stories: Factual & Fictional Tales

March is Women’s History Month, and you can celebrate all month long with great WFYI programs. Read some of our picks for great shows this month, from a shorts series for kids featuring women in STEM careers to women who broke ground in music, literature (as characters and writers), and more! 

New series features women STEM pros and the engineering design process
With Everyday Engineering, kids can do more than learn about the engineering design process – they can use it in their own lives. In six short videos, women in STEM careers invite kids to learn and get started on their own projects today. Watch online beginning March 1!

Great programs to catch on WFYI

  • Tina Turner: One Last Time
    March 4 at 8 p.m.
    Join one of the best-selling recording artists of all time for her unforgettable concert filmed at London's Wembley Stadium in 2000. The powerhouse performer blasts out hit after hit from her four-decade career.
  • Dolly & Friends: 50 Years at the Opry
    March 5 at 9 p.m.
    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.
  • Renee Fleming in Concert
    March 19 at 9 p.m.
    Experience the beloved American soprano perform arias by Puccini and Massenet to selections by Handel and Korngold from the intimate music salon of Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C.
  • Howards End on Masterpiece
    Begins March 21 at 9 p.m.
    Follow two independent and unconventional sisters and the men in their lives seeking love and meaning as they navigate an ever-changing world in this fresh take on E.M. Forster’s masterpiece.
  • American Masters: Flannery
    March 23 at 8 p.m.
    Explore the life of Flannery O'Connor whose provocative fiction was unlike anything published before. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, newly discovered journals and interviews with Mary Karr, Tommy Lee Jones, Hilton Als and more.
  • American Masters: Twyla Moves
    March 26 at 9 p.m.
    Explore legendary choreographer Twyla Tharp's career and famously rigorous creative process, with original interviews, first-hand glimpses of her at work and rare archival footage of select performances from her more than 160 choreographed works.
  • Charlotte Mansfield: A Woman Photographer Goes to War
    March 28 at 4:30 p.m.
    Discover the remarkable story of the pioneering military career of Charlotte Dee Mansfield, a photographer and photo analyst in the Women's Army Corps.

Available on WFYI Passport
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  • How It Feels to Be Free
    A documentary that tells the inspiring story of how six iconic African American women 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.
  • The Miniaturist
    Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit, Peaky Blinders) stars as a young woman who moves to 17th century Amsterdam and hires a mysterious local miniaturist to furnish the dollhouse she received from her merchant husband as a present, but the lifelike miniatures start eerily foreshadowing her fate.
  • Miss Scarlet and the Duke
    Kate Phillips (Peaky Blinders) stars in a six-part mystery as the headstrong, first-ever female detective in Victorian London. Stuart Martin (Jamestown) plays her childhood friend, professional colleague, and potential love interest, Scotland Yard Detective Inspector William Wellington, a.k.a., The Duke.
  • The Vote
    One hundred years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, The Vote tells the dramatic culmination story of the hard-fought campaign waged by American women for the right to vote, a transformative cultural and political movement that resulted in the largest expansion of voting rights in U.S. history.

    Special local focus: Check out WFYI's Headstrong series featuring Hoosier women who expanded women's political, economic and legal rights in the early 20th century.