PBS airs “Fly With Me” documentary on Feb. 20, featuring interviews with Author Elaine Rock and flight attendants Dusty Roads and Jean Montague

I am thrilled to announce that I will be featured as an expert on Barbara “Dusty” Roads and early flight attendant history in the PBS American Experience documentary “Fly With Me,” airing on Feb. 20 at 9 p.m. on your local PBS station. It will also stream on PBS.org. Sara Colt Productions interviewed me last June. Dusty and Jean were also interviewed about their experiences as stewardesses and flight attendants. As a union leader, negotiator, and one of the first female lobbyists to Congress, Dusty’s attempts to overturn the airline rules firing them at age thirty-two, and banning marriage would change the airline industry and spark the Second Wave of the Women’s Movement. Timing and serendipity have followed me throughout the lengthy process of writing and researching my biography of Dusty Roads. My book will be in bookstores on Aug. 26 (Women’s Equality Day). Here’s a link to the 2-minute PBS trailer for the program:


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