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March 5, 2021

Media relations
Fonda Berosini
Disney Entertainment, Networks
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‘Our America: Women Forward,’ a Multiplatform Docuseries Produced by ABC Owned Television Stations, Set To Premiere March 8, With an Hourlong Special Narrated by Talk Show Host Tamron Hall To Air the Weekend of March 13

The Second Installment of the ‘Our America’ Series Celebrates Women Across America and Will Air Daily in ABC Owned Televisions Stations’ Local Newscasts and Available Via Streaming Across Its 32 Connected TV Apps

ABC Owned Television Stations announce the second installment of its “Our America” series, “Our America: Women Forward,” which celebrates women across the country, sharing their stories of perseverance, hope and triumph. The five-part series premieres in newscasts on International Women’s Day, MONDAY, MARCH 8; airs daily through FRIDAY, MARCH 12; and culminates in an hourlong documentary narrated by talk show host Tamron Hall, airing the weekend of MARCH 13. The special series and documentary are a collaboration between the eight owned ABC stations and will air in ABC Owned Television Stations’ newscasts in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham and Fresno – as well as on the station group’s 32 connected TV apps.  

Viewers tuning in to their local ABC newscast will meet women from their communities rising above obstacles and barriers rooted in sexism to achieve personal and professional success. Topics addressed include the following:

Date“Our America: Women Forward” Docuseries
Monday, March 8, 2021 Economy and COVID-19’s economic impact on women 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 Politics and power  
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Surviving violence, crime and incarceration 
Thursday, March 11, 2021 LGBTQ+ women  
Friday, March 12, 2021 Education/Activism 
Weekend of March 13, 2021 “Our America: Women Forward”  

*All linear times for the docuseries air in the newscasts of WABC-TV New York (5:30 p.m. EST), KABC-TV Los Angeles (4:00 p.m. PST), WLS-TV Chicago (4:00 p.m. CST), WPVI-TV Philadelphia (5:30 p.m. EST), KGO-TV San Francisco (4:00 p.m. PST), KTRK-TV Houston (4:30 p.m. CST), WTVD-TV Raleigh Durham (5:30 p.m. EST) and KFSN-TV Fresno (4:30 p.m. PST).

Our America: Women Forward – An hourlong documentary celebrating the perseverance and triumph of extraordinary women using their talents to move women and girls forward. They are mothers, daughters, sisters and friends – innovators, game changers, trailblazers, motivators, power players and everyday heroes.

The voices and stories of these women uniquely characterized as superheroine themes in the documentary include the following:

“The Gamechanger” is breaking barriers in professional sports and highlights the stories of Jennifer King, the first Black woman named a full-time coach in the history of the NFL as the assistant running backs coach for the NFL Washington Football Team, and Kendall Coyne Schofield, the first woman to coach for the NHL Chicago Blackhawks.

“The Trailblazer” represents women who dare to go where they have never gone before. Pooja Jesrani is the first South Asian woman NASA flight director, and Nicole Mann is a NASA astronaut who is training as part of the Artemis Program, a NASA program that will land the first woman and next man on the moon by 2024.  

“The Voice” is the future leader inspiring the next generation. Bushra Amiwala is the youngest Muslim elected to public office in the country, having served on the Skokie School District Board of Education. She is working to change politics for women of color around the country.

“The Power Player” is shattering stereotypes to show, “We can do it!” Patrice Banks is an engineer-turned-mechanic who in 2016 founded the Girls Auto Clinic, a full-service auto repair center with female mechanics, and a lounge with salon services that include manicures, pedicures and waxing, while you wait.

The Motivators” are helping girls of color pursue their dreams like Kimberly Bryant, electrical engineer and founder of Black Girls Code, a nonprofit organization that focuses on providing technology and computer programming education to Black girls.

“The Everyday Heroes,” holding it all together day after day, are exemplified in stories like Marta Lilian Gonzalez. An immigrant and mom of five children who worked hard to learn English and obtain a cosmetology license – only to lose her job during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As she struggles to overcome the hurdles of the pandemic, she remains positive, encouraging her daughter to complete her studies at USC despite the financial hardship.

“Our America: Women Forward,” the 60-minute documentary, airs on WABC-TV New York, Saturday, March 13 (7:00 p.m. EST); KABC-TV Los Angeles, Saturday, March 13 (6:30 p.m. PST); WLS-TV Chicago, Sunday, March 14 (11:00 p.m. CDT); WPVI-TV Philadelphia, Sunday, March 14 (1:00 p.m. EDT); KGO-TV San Francisco, Saturday, March 13 (7:00 p.m. PST); KTRK-TV Houston, Sunday, March 14 (4:00 p.m. CDT); WTVD-TV Raleigh Durham, Saturday, March 13 (5:00 p.m. EST); and KFSN-TV Fresno, Saturday, March 13 (7:00 p.m. PST).

Viewers can stream the docuseries and hourlong special on ABC Owned Television Stations’ connected TV Apps: ABC7/WABC-TV New YorkABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles ABC7/WLS-TV Chicago6ABC/WPVI-TV PhiladelphiaABC7/KGO-TV San Francisco, ABC13/KTRK-TV HoustonABC11/WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham, and ABC30/KFSN-TV Fresno on streaming platforms Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and Roku.

Editor’s Note:

All linear times below reflect the 60-minute documentary special airing the weekend of March 13.

Saturday, March 135:30-6:30 p.m.WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham
Saturday, March 136:30-7:30 p.m.KABC-TV Los Angeles
Saturday, March 137:00-8:00 p.m.WABC-TV New York
Saturday, March 137:00-8:00 p.m.KGO-TV San Francisco
Saturday, March 137:00-8:00 p.m.KFSN-TV Fresno
Sunday, March 141:00-2:00 p.m.WPVI-TV Philadelphia
Sunday, March 144:00-5:00 p.m.KTRK-TV Houston
Sunday, March 1411:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.WLS-TV Chicago

About ABC Owned Television Stations  
Disney Media Entertainment & Distribution’s eight owned ABC stations are multiplatform leaders in local news and information. Collectively No. 1 across all U.S. television, reaching 23% of households and more than 34 million Total Viewers and 62 million digital visitors a month, the eight stations are comprised of WABC-TV New York, KABC-TV Los Angeles, WLS-TV Chicago, WPVI-TV Philadelphia, KGO-TV San Francisco, KTRK-TV Houston, WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham and KFSN-TV Fresno. The stations also deliver locally sourced storytelling to more than 14 million viewers across America through its digital-first national lifestyle brand and broadcast channel, Localish. Most recently, the stations received five Broadcast & Cable awards, including in the 2020 Best in Local TV Awards category as Station Group of the Year for its innovative and next-generation news reporting, and in the major market category for 2020: Best News Coverage, Best Digital Multiplatform or Website, Best Investigative Reporting Station Group and Best Public Affairs Programming, illustrating the group’s strength and ever-increasing growth and reach in the multiplatform space.