Campaign for Documentary of Sisters to Air on NBC


Women and Spirit Selected for

NBC's "Horizons of the Spirit" Series

The documentary “Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America,” has been selected for NBC’s “Horizons of the Spirit” series in partnership with the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission.  The program can be broadcast, at the stations’ discretion, from September 15, 2013 to March 15, 2014.

“Women in Spirit” is a one-hour documentary narrated by noted NPR and ABC news analyst Cokie Roberts, and featuring interviews with historians, journalists and sister. This film  brings to life the inspiring, virtually untold, 300-year story of Catholic women religious who have greatly and at times sacrificially contributed to the American landscape. It examines the courage (mostly quiet but at times outspoken), entrepreneurial spirit, and indomitable faith exercised by these women during many dramatic moments in U.S. history. 

The film is an outgrowth of the highly successful touring exhibit (2009 - 2012) of the same title, sponsored by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the film’s executive producer.

You Can Help Get Women and Spirit Aired

Women and Spirit’s availability to NBC is a great opportunity for millions to see this incredible 300-year-old story that sharing the past and present works of American women religious. But the documentary is not an NBC  “must carry” program, so stations can decide when to air it during that six-month window or not to air it at all. Local viewers’ calls, emails or letters to their local stations increase the possibilities of a station airing this program.  Here’s how you can help:

  • Find your local NBC station using the online NBC Directory at , or your own local phone directory.
  • Email or phone the station with a message such as:
    “I am a local resident and viewer, and I've learned that a new documentary, Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America, will be available for broadcast to your NBC station, starting September 15.

    I understand it's part of the NBC "Horizons of the Spirit" series and that information about the program is on the NBC Universal APT system. Are you aware of it and have any plans to broadcast it? 

    This is the virtual untold story of the nearly 300-year history of Catholic sisters in the U.S.  and how they have helped shaped our nation's social, cultural and spiritual landscapes. Many people in your viewing area are becoming interested in this program.

    So can we count on your station to air this program?”

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