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NatGeo, Katie Couric examine “Gender Revolution”

National Geographic and Katie Couric take a look at our shifting notions of gender identity in the new two-hour documentary Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric. Announced in August, the Katie ...
December 16, 2016

National Geographic and Katie Couric take a look at our shifting notions of gender identity in the new two-hour documentary Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric.

Announced in August, the Katie Couric Media production, is timed to coincide with a special issue of National Geographic magazine. The entire single-topic issue will be devoted to examining gender from different perspectives, providing a 360-degree look at what gender means in science and in social systems and civilizations throughout the world.

Gender as binary, i.e. male or female, is being challenged by many young people these days who no longer see themselves strictly as one or the other. To that end, the new documentary brings together new findings in science and explores recent cultural shifts that have shaped the way some people now see their own gender.

Produced in collaboration with National Geographic Studios and World of Wonder Productions, the doc is scheduled to premiere on National Geographic in the U.S. on Feb. 6 at 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CST. It will also air on NatGeo in 171 other countries and 45 languages at later dates.

For Katie Couric Media, executive producers are Katie Couric and Mitch Semel. National Geographic Studios’ Jeff Hasler and Brian Lovett are also listed as EPs, alongside World of Wonder’s Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, and Jeremy Simmons.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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