WPBT2 will premiere Makers: Women Who Make America, a new PBS documentary , on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 8 p.m. The film tells the story of how women have helped shape America over the last 50 years through one of the most sweeping social revolutions in our country’s history.
Leveraging the combined reach of television and internet (makers.com), the project shares the stories of exceptional women whose pioneering contributions continue to shape the world in which we live and the film will continue to chronicle the stories of women who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those — both famous and unknown — who were caught in its wake.
Narrated by three-time Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep, Makers: Women Who Make America takes its cue from the Movement’s motto, “the personal is political,” delving into the personal lives of its subjects.
The film is built from first-person, intimate accounts of women who experienced this time of change, including movement leaders such as author and feminist activist Gloria Steinem and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton; opponents like conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly; celebrities including media leader Oprah Winfrey and journalist Katie Couric; political figures like former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; and many “ordinary” women who confronted the dramatic social upheaval in their own lives.