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.

What’s Happening:

  • 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 hour-long 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:
    • Monday, March 8th, 2021 – Economy and COVID-19’s economic impact on women
    • Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 – Politics and power
    • Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 – Surviving violence, crime and incarceration
    • Thursday, March 11th, 2021 – LGBTQ+ Women
    • Friday, March 12th, 2021 – Education/Activism
    • Weekend of March 13th, 2021 – Our America: Women Forward
  • Our America: Women Forward – An hour-long 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)
    • KFSN-TV Fresno, Saturday, March 13 (7:00 p.m. PST).
  • Viewers can stream the docuseries and hour-long special on ABC Owned Television Stations’ connected TV Apps:
    • ABC7/WABC-TV New York
    • ABC7/KABC-TV Los Angeles
    • ABC7/WLS-TV Chicago
    • 6ABC/WPVI-TV Philadelphia
    • ABC7/KGO-TV San Francisco
    • ABC13/KTRK-TV Houston
    • ABC11/WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham,
    • ABC30/KFSN-TV Fresno 
  • on streaming platforms Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and Roku.