Well-known for her role in helping to desegregate Little Rock’s Central High, Daisy Bates and her husband also co-owned a newspaper, The Arkansas State Press. Check out your PBS listing for the following:
INDEPENDENT LENS will present three new shows. “Daisy Bates: The First Lady of Little Rock,”premiering Thursday, February 2, at 10:00 p.m., tells the story of Bates’ life and her public support of nine black students who registered to attend the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas (See advanced clip here). The film’s director, Sharon La Cruise, will appear on the PBS/TCA panel.