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Celebrate Women's History Month on WORLD Channel this March

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Original productions feature inspiring and heartbreaking personal stories of women around the world

BOSTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning Sunday, March 2, WORLD Channel will celebrate Women's History Month with impactful programs featuring women and girls facing adversity, overcoming challenges and leading the way to a better life. This special focus on women includes programs exclusive to WORLD Channel, including America ReFramed: LuLu Sessions, Global Voices: A Working Mom, and America ReFramed: Mothers of Bedford. America ReFramed, WORLD Channel's independent film series co-produced with American Documentary, Inc., is devoted to under-told stories about a transforming American culture in all its broad diversity.

Tuesday, March 4: In America ReFramed: LuLu Sessions, viewers meet LuLu, a hard-living, chain-smoking rebel with a tender heart. She's a poet with a potty mouth, farm girl, former cheerleader, world-class cancer researcher, and beloved professor. Dr. Louise Nutter, or LuLu, has just discovered a new anti-cancer drug when she finds out she is dying of breast cancer at the age of 42. Filmed during the last 15 months of LuLu's life, The LuLu Sessions is a raw, intimate, yet surprisingly humorous story about the filmmaker showing up for her best friend and ex-something, and together, testing the limits of their bond while taking on life's ultimate adventure.

Sunday, March 16: Global Voices: A Working Mom follows a divorced mother of two as she returns to her home and children in Bolivia after 15 years of struggling for a better life in Israel. To her regret, she discovers that her family members have become strangers. A Working Mom demonstrates that sometimes saving families means losing them.

Tuesday, March 18: America ReFramed: Mothers of Bedford follows filmmaker, Jenifer McShane, as she spends four years visiting with the women, many who are mothers, in the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women. As a mother, Jenifer documents the difficulties of maintaining a mother-child relationship behind bars, and shares the stories of these women as they try to improve themselves and build a better life for their families.

"While WORLD profiles strong women battling challenges throughout the year, March is the perfect opportunity to highlight unique, important and inspiring stories," says Chris Hastings, executive producer, WORLD Channel.

Tune-in for global perspectives and stories during Women's History Month beginning Sunday, March 2, on WORLD Channel. Check local listings. You can also join in on the conversation by visiting the WORLD on Facebook and on Twitter. For more information and a complete listing of WORLD Channel programming, visit www.WORLDchannel.org

About WGBH:
WGBH Boston is America's preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web. Television channels include WGBH 2, WGBX 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH Boston Public Radio; 99.5 WCRB Classical New England; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. Find more information at wgbh.org.

About American Public Television:
American Public Television (APT) has been a leading distributor of high-quality, top-rated programming to the nation's public television stations since 1961. APT also has distributed about half of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles for nearly 10 years. Among its 300 new program titles per year, APT programs include prominent documentaries, news and current affairs programs, dramas, how-to programs, children's series and classic movies. "America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated," "Rick Steves' Europe," "Doc Martin," "Nightly Business Report," "Moyers & Company," "NHK Newsline," "Lidia's Italy in America," "Globe Trekker," "Simply Ming," "BBC World News" and "P. Allen Smith's Garden Home" join numerous documentaries and performance programs popular with public television viewers. APT licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service. Now in its seventh year, Create® TV-featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming-is distributed by APT. APT is also a partner in WORLD, public television's premier news, science and documentary channel. To find out more about APT's programs and services, visit APTonline.org.

About American Documentary, Inc.:
American Documentary, Inc. (AmDoc) is a multimedia company dedicated to creating, identifying and presenting contemporary stories that express opinions and perspectives rarely featured in mainstream media outlets. AmDoc is a catalyst for public culture, developing collaborative strategic engagement activities around socially relevant content on television, online and in community settings. POV is AmDoc's signature series produced for PBS.

Contact: 

Mandy Miller, 
National Marketing, WGBH
617.300.5334
mandy_miller@wgbh.org      

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