NEW YORK — A global look at the lives, life styles and achievements of today's women around the world is upcoming on television in an ambitious series of seven one-hour specials, "Women of the World."
The first program, "Women of Intrigue," is being syndicated this month on more than 100 television stations, including KHJ-TV in Los Angeles, where it will air Sunday at 8 p.m. (Channel 9). Hosted by actress Jacqueline Bisset, the one-hour documentary profiles famous and not-so-famous women, ranging from a Japanese geisha to a German-born Nazi hunter to Yoko Ono.
"It's women's time, world-wide," said series executive producer Sandra Carter in discussing the aim of the series. "This series is simply intended as a long overdue acknowledgement of the strides women have made in diverse cultures of the world. No matter where they live, they are close to one another in their spirit and values," she said.
Other topics in the series, which is scheduled to resume syndication next fall through next spring, are "Women Who Have It All," "Health, Fashion and Beauty," "Women in Change," "Love, Romance, Marriage and Family," "Women on Men, Men on Women, Women on Women" and "Women in Sports." Other hosts include actress Diahann Carroll, tennis pro Chris Evert Lloyd and Madame Jehan Sadat, widow of the late Egyptian president.