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Peace is a Woman's Job

First Aired Thursday, June 30, 2005

History comes alive in the life and times of Montana's Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to the United States Congress. This lively tale begins when a contemporary young woman meets Jeannette Rankin's ghost and is taken on a journey through her early career up to her controversial No vote against U.S. entry into WWI. The rest of Rankin's life, including another term in Congress in 1940 and another No vote against U.S. entry into WWII, is conveyed in a montage of archival stills. Filmed entirely in Montana, the rich and colorful locations and costumes give this docu-drama a true western flavor. Produced by Allyson Adams, presented by KUSM/MontanaPBS, MSU Bozeman.

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