Makers: Women Who Make America
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Women in Comedy
Makers: Women in Comedy tracks 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…
Women in Hollywood
Makers: Women in Hollywood showcases the women of showbiz, from the earliest pioneers to present-day power players, as they influence the creation of one of the country's biggest commodities: entertainment.…
Women in Space
Makers: Women in Space traces the history of women pioneers in the U.S. space program. Some, like aviators Wally Funk and Jerrie Cobb, passed the same grueling tests as male…
Women in War
Makers: Women in War looks 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…
Women in Business
Makers: Women in Business tells the story of the exceptional women--past and present--who have taken the world of business by storm. Told by female business leaders themselves, this is a…
Women in Politics
Makers: Women in Politics profiles women in public office who were "firsts" in their fields. From the first woman elected to Congress in 1916 to a young woman running for…

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Women in Politics
Part of the Series: Makers: Women Who Make America
Makers: Women in Politics profiles women in public office who were "firsts" in their fields. From the first woman elected to Congress in 1916 to a young woman running for Detroit City Council in 2013, the documentary explores the challenges confronting American women in politics. Trailblazing leaders like Hillary Clinton,…
Rape in the Fields
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FRONTLINE and Univision partner to tell the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America's fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families. This investigation is the result of a yearlong reporting effort by veteran FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman, the Investigative Reporting…
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The first season of Makers tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy. It's a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts…
Changing the World
Part of the Series: Makers: Women Who Make America
In the early 1970s, feminism became a force that reshaped the relationships between men and women in the most fundamental ways. Divorce rates spiked as women chafed under their traditional roles but, where men could adapt, marriages became stronger than ever. With the widespread adoption of the contraceptive pill, women's…
Ken Burns: The Dust Bowl
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Until the arrival of European and American settlers in the late nineteenth century, the southern Plains of the United States were predominantly grasslands, the home and hunting grounds of many Native American tribes and the range of untold millions of bison. It was seldom used for farming. Bitterly cold winters,…
Home
Part of the Series: The Jewish Americans
With Hitler defeated and six million European Jews murdered, American Jews were fighting despair. However, by 1946, with the return of Jewish American servicemen and the crowning of the first Jewish Miss America - Bess Myerson - a new spirit of optimism emerged. In 1948, Jewish Americans actively supported the…
Women in Comedy
Part of the Series: Makers: Women Who Make America
Makers: Women in Comedy tracks 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. Today, movies like Bridesmaids break box office records and the…
Awakening
Part of the Series: Makers: Women Who Make America
The story of the birth of the modern Women's Movement. When Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique came out in 1963, millions of American women felt the constraints of 1950s post-war culture, which confined them to the home or to low-paying, dead end jobs. At the same time, another group of…
Women in Business
Part of the Series: Makers: Women Who Make America
Makers: Women in Business tells the story of the exceptional women--past and present--who have taken the world of business by storm. Told by female business leaders themselves, this is a candid exploration of what it takes to make it and a celebration of the extraordinary individuals who, over the course…
Women in War
Part of the Series: Makers: Women Who Make America
Makers: Women in War looks 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…
Women in Hollywood
Part of the Series: Makers: Women Who Make America
Makers: Women in Hollywood showcases the women of showbiz, from the earliest pioneers to present-day power players, as they influence the creation of one of the country's biggest commodities: entertainment. Audiences hear from actress-producer-activist Jane Fonda; television powerhouse Shonda Rhimes, who created Grey's Anatomy and Scandal; screenwriter Linda Woolverton, who…
Eleanor Roosevelt
Part of the Series: American Experience
She was the nation's conscience, a tireless advocate for the disadvantaged, a woman who influenced American social policies for decades and pushed through the first international charter on human rights. Eleanor Roosevelt survived a painful childhood and a difficult marriage to become one of the most admired women in America.…