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PBS Airtime: Friday, June 19, 2009, at 9:00 p.m. EST on PBS (check local listings here).

    Instructed by a dream and organized in prayer, Leymah Gbowee and thousands of everyday women in Liberia - both Christians and Muslims alike - confronted warlords and a corrupt president to successfully fight for peace and dignity in their war-torn nation. "I realized that every problem we encounter on this journey, I'm going to rise above it and lead these women because they trusted me with their lives and their future," says Gbowee. Journal guest host Lynn Sherr interviews Leymah Gbowee and Abigail Disney, who documented their inspiring tale in the award-winning film "Pray the Devil Back to Hell." Lynn Sherr is a long-time broadcast journalist who most recently covered events in Liberia for PBS's news program, WorldFocus.


Leymah Gbowee. (Photo: Michael Angelo / Wonderland)