Extraordinary Women

The pioneering women who showed that a woman could be the equal of any man. But behind the public success, there was so often private heartache and personal tragedy. Featuring archive, interviews and dramatic re-enactment, this series reveals how these extraordinary women overcame adversity to emerge as triumphant, inspirational icons of the 20th century.

Episodes

Air Date: August 10, 2020 - 48:57
Martha Gellhorn became a war correspondent almost by accident when her lover, Ernest Hemingway, urged her to file a report from Madrid during the Spanish Civil War.
Air Date: March 09, 2020 - 48:21
Maria Montessori was a woman of vision. In a remarkable life spanning eight decades, Maria Montessori, challenged convention to pioneer a radical new system of education; one which focused on the child as an independent learner.
Air Date: February 24, 2020 - 50:09
Agatha Christie was the Queen of Crime Fiction. In a career that spanned more than half a century, Agatha wrote 80 novels and short stories, creating such unforgettable characters as Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple.
Air Date: January 13, 2020 - 49:26
A look at the extraordinary life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the world's most famous sex therapist.