—Americans who take voting for granted may get inspiration from “The Vote,” a two-part, four-hour PBS documentary marking the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that gave women the vote. Part one details the work of suffrage pioneers and the clash between the rights of African American women and efforts to gain support in former Confederate states. The second half further explores the role of race and the decision to focus on passage of a federal amendment. Emmy-winning filmmaker Michelle Ferrari’s “The Vote” airs Monday and Tuesday on PBS’ “American Experience” (check local listings for times).
—National Geographic combines a mystery with a daring adventure in “Lost on Everest.” The hour-long, commercial-free special details an expedition’s bid to find out what happened to two famed explorers, Andrew “Sandy” Irvine and George Leigh Mallory, who disappeared in June 1924 while attempting the first summit of the world’s tallest pick. Mark Synnott, a climber and journalist, and National Geographic photographer and mountaineer Renan Ozturk lead the team. The special, airing at 9 p.m. EDT Tuesday, will be followed at 10 p.m. EDT by “Expedition Everest,” about scientists’ efforts to gather comprehensive data on weather, global warming and the evolution of glaciers.
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