In this highly acclaimed program, ABC News correspondent Lynn Sherr takes us on a lively trip across America to visit the landmarks and places that celebrate famous American women. She maps out a unique tour of the nation following in the footsteps of these women, and in doing so creates mini-biographies of them.
In four different categories, seven women are featured. Adventurers and Athletes: Babe Didrikson Zaharias and Annie Oakley; Artists and Performers: Georgia OKeeffe and Bessie Smith; Groundbreakers and Heroes: Madame C. J. Walker and Christa McAuliffe; and Suffrage and Stateswomen: Susan B. Anthony.
Each category is hosted by a notable contemporary woman. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton on Suffrage and Stateswomen tells us about Susan B. Anthony, with a special personal message about the importance of womens right to vote. Olympic Gold Medalist and sportscaster Donna de Varona profiles Babe Didrikson Zaharias and Annie Oakley. Actress Blair Brown tells us the stories of Georgia OKeeffe and Bessie Smith, and Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman astronaut, takes us into the lives of Mme. C. J. Walker and Christa McAuliffe.
There are many other montage-vignettes that include other great American women like Louisa May Alcott, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Sacajawea, Isadora Duncan, Jacqueline Cochran, Helen Keller, Amelia Earhart, Eleanor Roosevelt, Molly Brown, Harriet Tubman, and many others. (47 minutes)