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Latest PBS ‘American Masters’ documentary profiles the women who shaped modern American culture




Alicia Keys performs during the outside broadcast of the MTV EMA's 2014 at  on November 9, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Alicia Keys performs during the outside broadcast of the MTV EMA's 2014 at on November 9, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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When you think of some of the most influential women in American history, no doubt names like Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, and Eleanor Roosevelt come to mind.

But what about contemporary American history? Who are the women who have defined our culture over the last 50 years?

PBS’ latest American Masters documentary, titled ‘The Women’s List’ is the newest in filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ ‘List’ series, which has already features ‘The Boomer List,’ ‘The Black List,’ and ‘The Out List,’ to name a few.

Profiled in the film are some names you’ll likely recognize, like singer/songwriter Alicia Keys, actor Edie Falco, and U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, as well as some you may not, like commercial airline pilot Nia Wordlaw, entrepreneur Sara Blakely, or artist Laurie Anderson. And those are just a few of the people whose contributions to contemporary American culture are recognized in the documentary.

PBS’ ‘American Masters: The Women’s List’ premieres Friday, September 25, at 9p PT. You can watch it locally on KOCE-TV.

Guests:

Gloria Allred, civil rights attorney and founding partner of the law firm of Allred, Maroko, & Goldberg, featured in the PBS documentary ‘American Masters: The Women’s List’

Nia Wordlaw, pilot for United Airlines featured in the PBS documentary ‘American Masters: The Women’s List’