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Makers are stories of stories. It is the story of women around the world who have come full circle with their counterpart men. It is not about competition against men, but rather the ability to function side by side with men. Many of these areas include politics, business, military, medical, space program, college professors, and a host of other areas that were once thought conquerable only by men.

Many women are profiled such as Zainab Salbi: Founder Women for Women Internation, Condoleezza Rice, Former Secretary of State and Sheryl Wudunn, Pulitzer Prize winning author just to name a few.

The Makers web site has not only has a vast array of women's accomplishments, but also projections for new gains and research in a variety of fields for developments in all fields of study to include all forms of science and exploration.

PBS
2 Seasons, 12 Episodes
February 26, 2013
Documentary & Biography, Drama, Family
7.7/10
Cast: Meryl Streep, Gloria Steinem, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Pat Schroeder
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Makers Full Episode Guide

  • View profiles of women in public office who were firsts" in their fields.

  • A look into the women of business around the world.

  • From PBS - Look at American women's increasing participation in war"from Vietnam to the present"as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies. Among those featured are Linda Bray, the first woman to lead troops into battle, and Valerie Plame Wilson, whose career was sabotaged after she was outed as a high-level spy. Viewers hear from war correspondents like Molly Moore about life on the battlefield. The film shares the stories of military leaders who have broken through gender barriers, like General Angela Salinas, at her retirement the highest ranking woman serving in the USMC, and Vice Admiral Michelle Howard, the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. Navy.

  • Exploring the history of women pioneers in the U.S. space program.

  • Featuring women of showbiz as they influence one of the country's biggest commodities: entertainment.

  • Featuring the rise of women in the world of comedy, from the "dangerous" comedy of '70s sitcoms like Maude to the groundbreaking women of the 1980s American comedy club boom and building to today's multifaceted landscape.

  • The new denim company that's reviving the heartbeat of a small Welsh town

  • Creating a range of wooden sunglasses to help save a Star Wars film location

  • Celebrating the lost art of straight-razor shaving

  • The history of the modern women's movement. Includes first-person accounts from movement leaders, opponents, celebrities, political figures, business leaders and regular women.

  • How Feminism changed the dynamics of men and women's relationships.

  • The beginning of the Women's Modern Movement.

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