UPDATE: Due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, the screening event on March 26th has been cancelled. Please tune in for the premiere of “Call the Midwife” on PBS on March 29th, and if you live in Florida or Kentucky, keep an eye out for Frontier’s commercial!
2020 rings in a new season of the PBS drama series “Call the Midwife” and also the ninth consecutive year that Frontier Nursing University (FNU) has supported the show by airing commercial spots in both Kentucky and Florida. On Thursday, March 26, FNU will also host its ninth annual “Call the Midwife” screening event.
FNU will screen the season premiere of Season 9 of “Call The Midwife” in Lexington, Ky. at Kentucky Educational Television (KET). Viewers have the special opportunity to see the premiere three days before it airs to the public on March 29th! Light refreshments will be served beginning at 6 p.m. and the screening will start at 7 p.m.
The PBS drama follows the nurses, midwives and nuns from Nonnatus House who visit the expectant mothers of the Poplar district of London’s desperately poor East End, providing the poorest women with the best possible care.
FNU has been involved with the show since Season 1 aired in the U.S., thanks to FNU’s rich history during the early days of nurse-midwifery in America. FNU faculty member Katie Moriarty, PhD, CNM, CAFCI, FACNM, RN is one of three nurse-midwives who partner with PBS and Detroit Public Television to discuss their role in modern obstetrics in relation to “Call the Midwife,” which takes place in the 1950s and 1960s. As a “Modern Day Midwives” blogger for the show’s website, Katie contributes valuable knowledge of nurse-midwifery as it relates to her experiences over the years as a nurse, midwife, educator, and administrator within midwifery and public health. Take a look at her blog posts.
Friends of FNU, fans of “Call The Midwife” and anyone who is interested in learning more about nurse-midwifery are welcome to attend the screening, but spots are limited! View the invitation on our Facebook page and click here to RSVP.
Those interested in catching the new season on PBS this spring can tune in for the premiere on March 29th on their local PBS station. If you live in Kentucky or Florida, you just might be lucky enough to catch an FNU commercial spot airing in conjunction with the show. Find your local station schedule and other details at pbs.org/show/call-midwife/.
We hope to see you on March 26th!