The Vote Screening and Discussion

June 30, 2020
6:00pm Pacific Time
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Join PBS KVIE for an online preview screening of the new documentary The Vote, followed by a panel discussion.

One hundred years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, The Vote tells the dramatic culmination story of the hard-fought campaign waged by American women for the right to vote – a transformative cultural and political movement that resulted in the largest expansion of voting rights in U.S. history.

Explore how and why millions of 20th-century Americans mobilized for – and against – women’s suffrage, meet the unsung leaders of the movement, and examine the deep controversies over gender roles and race that divided Americans then – and continue to dominate political discourse today. American Experience: The Vote airs in two parts on PBS KVIE on July 6 & 7 at 9PM, and premieres on the PBS Video app at the same time.

Broadcasting from California’s capital since 1959, PBS KVIE inspires viewers to explore the world and connect with their community through engaging experiences in current events, drama, history, nature, science, and more. For the 17th consecutive year, PBS is the most trusted institution in America (based on a nationwide survey). And as a member station of PBS, we air national shows like NOVA, PBS NewsHour, and MASTERPIECE and tell local stories with shows like Rob on the Road, Studio Sacramento, and ViewFinder.

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Thank you to the sponsors of The Vote screening and panel discussion: Five Star Bank and Kaiser Permanente.

Video Descriptions

The Vote Intro

Jailed for Freedom | The Vote | American Experience

60 minutes


  • Holly Healy

    Holly Healy is the Community Engagement & Events Project Manager at PBS KVIE. She is responsible for managing station events and maintaining and building relationships with community members.

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  • Richard Robey


  • Michael Sanford, Panel Moderator

    Michael Sanford is the Associate General Manager for Production at PBS KVIE. He has more than 35 years of experience in television news, programming, and production. He joined PBS KVIE in 2005, launching our national series America's Heartland. Michael oversees all of PBS KVIE’s local, regional, and national programs. Prior to PBS KVIE, Michael was the managing producer for Business Now on ABC stations and News Travel Network. Michael’s work has appeared on CNN, Discovery Channel, RFD-TV, Voice of America, and the Travel Channel.

  • Heather Fargo, Panelist

    Heather Fargo is the former Mayor of Sacramento (2000-2008). Prior to being elected mayor, she served for 11 years as Council Member for District 1 (1989-2000). After elected life, Heather became the first Executive Director of the California Strategic Growth Council (2010-2012). Heather has returned to her roots of community activism as the Neighbor-woods Organizer for the South Natomas Urban Greening initiative. She is currently the President of the Capital Women’s Campaign, guiding Sacramento women to flex their political and financial power.

  • Diana Madoshi, Panelist

    Diana Madoshi serves on the boards of the National Women’s History Alliance and the California Alliance for Retired Americans. She is also active in the National Council of Negro Women Incorporated Sacramento Valley and the Placer League of Women Voters. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Sacramento State University. She is retired after more than 30 years in nursing. For more than 20 years, she has volunteered for nonprofit organizations to promote forums and conferences on issues pertinent to women. Women’s suffrage history has been a passion for her.

  • Dr. Mona Siegel, Panelist

    Mona Siegel is a professor of history at California State University, Sacramento. She is the recipient of multiple grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the author, most recently, of Peace on Our Terms: The Global Battle for Women's Rights After the First World War.

  • Martha Wheelock, Panelist

    Martha Wheelock is a producer and director of films focusing on women and women’s history, including Votes for Women and California Women Win the Vote. For over 40 years, Martha has taught English, ethics, and women’s studies at the high school and college levels. Martha is on the board of the National Women’s History Alliance, a member of the Alliance of Women Directors, and a graduate of Earlham College (BA), New York University (MA, PhD), and AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women. She is the Executive Director of Wild West Women, Inc.

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