‘Singing for Our Lives’

(Above: Holly Near and Jane Fonda, early 1970s)

American Masters will kick off Women’s History Month tomorrow with a profile of longtime singer-songwriter/activist Holly Near.

The one-hour documentary, Holly Near: Singing for Our Lives, will debut on PBS stations at 9 pm ET Friday (but check local listings for days/times in your area) and will stream starting Saturday at pbs.org/americanmasters and over PBS apps.

The show takes its title from Near’s political anthem “Singing for Our Lives,” probably her most famous song in a half-century of anti-war, women’s and LGBT activism.

Holly Near: Singing for Our Lives includes historic footage, plus interviews with Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, the late Ronnie Gilbert of The Weavers, actor Kevin Bacon (Near’s cousin), and Near herself.

For more info, visit American Masters.

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