University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Women’s News Hour Videotapes, 1999-2002

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Women’s news hour (Television program)
Title: Women’s News Hour Videotapes
Dates: 1999-2002
Abstract: The Women’s News Hour Videotapes, 1999-2002, contain VHS, Hi8 ProMP, DVCAM, and U-matic videocassettes of the Austin cable access television show, Women’s News Hour.
Accession No.: 2005-070
OCLC No.: 702689398
Extent: 70 videotapes
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The hour-long Austin cable access show, Women’s News Hour, showcased women’s topics and women’s activities in current affairs throughout Austin and the world. Shows often focused on interviews conducted by Frieda Werden or lectures taped by Anne Merrill. Furthermore, an all-women crew generated the program, and the producers were associates of WINGS: Women’s International News Gathering Service, a production company co-founded by Werden.

Scope and Contents

The Women’s News Hour Videotapes, 1999-2002, contain nine VHS, twenty-one Hi8 ProMP, eighteen DVCAM, and twenty-two U-matic videocassettes of the Austin cable access television show, Women’s News Hour. The episodes feature local and global women’s issues and current affairs, lectures taped by Anne Merrill, and interviews conducted by Frieda Werden of international and local female activists, feminists, authors, and others, such as Vandana Shiva.


Access Restrictions

Use of Hi8 ProMP and DVCam videotapes by appointment only; please contact repository for more information.

Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Werden, Frieda.
Merrill, Anne.
Subjects (Organizations)
Women’s International News Gathering Service.
Women’s news hour (Television program) -- Archives.
Women -- political activity.
Women in mass media.
Women journalists -- Texas.
Public television -- Texas.
Austin (Tex.)

Related Material

See also Werden (Frieda) Papers

See also WINGS: Women’s International News Gathering Service Records

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Women’s News Hour Videotapes, 1999-2002, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection processed by Sarah Sokolow and Laurel Rozema, October 2010.

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

Detailed Description of the Papers



4Ad16 Hi8
Ajiza Magno-tape ½, December 6, 2000
Suzanne Pharr
Pamela Newkirk, November 1, 2000
Charlotte-Final Edit-tape 1/2
Jean Parker, August 19, 2001
Charlotte at St. Andrews, September 19, 2000
Christina Baggie Interview, September 23, 2000
Winona LaDuke-camera-tape ½, February 22, 2001
Winona LaDuke-camera-tape 2/2 February 22, 2001
18 Esperanza 1, August 26, 2000
Reiki Final Edit
‘Mrs. Brown’ final edit
Crystal-Final Edit, September 21, 2000
Dadi Janki-Final Edit
Julia Butterfly Hill at UT April 19, 2000
Charlotte-Final Edit-tape 2/2
19 Esperanza 2
Dadi Janki-graphic edit-tape 2/2
Travis County Greens-Final Edit
Marina Silva, April 15, 2000
Women in Black PSA
Gray Panthers Universal Health Care, February 16, 2001
Hannah, June 8, 2001
Women’s News Hour, April 2001
‘Pamela Newkirk’ Anne Merrill, May 2001
Anne Merrill
Ellen Zimmerman, Cathy Roshin, Herbalists
Jubilee 2000-part ½
Jubilee 2000-part 2/2
Jane: An Abortion Service
Anne Interviews Ka
Women’s News Hour-produce Sezette Call, April 16, 1999
4Ad17 U-matic:
‘Reiki,’ September 10, 2000
‘Julia Butterfly’ episode 2000/3
Austin Fire Fighter Recruitment with Mary Ann Hubbard, March 19, 2000
Brazilian Senator, April 5, 2000
Food with Suzette Collin, May 21, 1999
Media and Eating
Overcoming Domestic Violence with Sue McNicols and McKay, February 12, 1999
Women in Aids, 2000
Hannah-electron round up, November 17, 2000
Ramirez-Theresa Mizhi
‘Millennium March on Washington,’ August 4, 2000
Frieda Interviews Vandana Shiva
Girl Day, May 14, 1999
Original of Women’s News Hour Ophelia Project, January 5, 2001
’Millennium March with Anne Merrill, August 4, 2000
Laura Dunn, September 3, 1999
Michi Interviews Jenka and Chandra, November 2, 2001
Austin Page Pro Football, February 2, 2001
4Ad18a DVCAM:
Cindy from Bastrop, February 15, 2002
Retape, eating and media
International Women’s Day
Animal Rescue
International Women’s Day tape ½
Say No to GMOS!
Linda Hale from Camd., December 21, 2001
Alex B. Buss
Seed Coalition, February 8, 2002
Gen Vaughn, October 19, 2001
May 3, Bhanumathi Natarajan, 2002
Frieda Interviews Michi about Big Mountain
Penny Green, April 5, 2002
Maria Suarez, May 10, 2002
Erin Rogers