WEEK IN WOMEN: PBS launches female trailblazer series with TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM – Brandy McDonnell reports

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, a compelling documentary about the legendary Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will have its U.S. broadcast premiere at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 23 on PBS (check local listings), as part of PBS’ summer-long celebration of women trailblazers.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Anna May Wong Spotlighted in PBS Documentary – Brandy McDonnell reports

Trailblazing Asian American movie star Anna May Wong is being spotlighted in PBS’ “American Masters — Unladylike2020,” a multimedia series with a one-hour broadcast special followed by 26 digital short films featuring courageous, little-known and diverse female trailblazers from the turn of the 20th century.

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MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL – Review by Brandy McDonnell

Although she notes “That was the first, and it wasn’t going to be the last, unfortunately,” the film – also unfortunately – doesn’t delve too deeply into pesky issues like Davis’ violence toward women. (His other two wives, singer Betty Mabry and actor Cicely Tyson, are both still living but aren’t interviewed.)

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