Katie: Girl Rising Film Review & International Women’s Day Celebration


Katie: International Women’s Day

Today, March 7 2013, Katie Couric is celebrating International Women’s Day. The annual event is March 8 and Katie is sitting down with women from all over the world to talk about their lives. Katie is going deep into the problems modern women face and the people that are working toward solutions.


Katie: Christiane Amanpour

Katie interviews CNN’s chief international correspondent about the global problems facing women today. Amanpour gives analysis of global problems and the things she has personally witnessed throughout her career.

Katie: Girl Rising Film Review & International Women's Day Celebration

On March 7 2013, Katie celebrates National Women’s Day with Christy Turlington Burns, Christiane Amanpour, Anthony Edwards and John Wood.

Katie: Christy Turlington Burns

Christy Turlington Burns may be famous for being a model, but she also is helping mothers everywhere. Her campaign, Every Mother Counts, wants to end preventable deaths around the world caused by pregnancy and childbirth. Burns directed and produced No Woman, No Cry in 2010. The documentary exposed the truth about maternal health worldwide. She’s a contributor to The Huffington Post, Marie Claire, NBC’s Today Show and a member of the Harvard Medical School Global Health Council.


Katie: Anthony Edwards

Anthony Edwards‘ new drama Zero Hour may have been cancelled, but that just means he has more time to dedicate to his charity work. He supports the charity Shoe4Africa, which helps African women and children by providing gently used running shoes. The charity creates training programs, sporting events and provides HIV testing to all who attend.

Edwards became interested in the program in 2007 when his family took an around the world vacation. They attended a Shoe4Africa event

Katie: John Wood & Girl Rising 

After quitting his job as Microsoft’s Director of Business Development in China, John Wood dedicated his life to Room to Read. The non-profit organization has established over 15,000 libraries and donated over 12 million books. They’ve built 1,627 schools and helped 20,378 girls graduate from secondary school. He tells Katie how his organization has changed the lives of over seven million kids around the world.

Room to Read is bringing the struggles and aspirations of girls around the world to the big screen with Girl RisingThe film puts a spotlight on women’s education in developing countries. It hits theaters March 7 2013.


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