Makers: Women Who Make America

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Release date: February 26, 2013
Directed by: Barak Goodman
Produced by: PBS Television
Running time: 180 minutes

Narrated by Meryl Streep, "Makers: Women Who Make America" 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 and Congress, in the boardroom and the bedroom, changing not only what the world expects from women, but what women expect from themselves.

Madeleine Albright, Linda Alvarado, Christiane Amanpour, Byllye Avery, Judy Blume, Carol Burnett, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Katie Couric, Ellen DeGeneres, Diane English, Nora Ephron, Geraldine A. Ferraro, Billie Jean King, Lilly Ledbetter, Rita Moreno, Robin Morgan, Nichelle Nichols, Karen Nussbaum, Amy Richards, Sheryl Sandberg, Phyllis Schlafly, Barbara Smith, Martha Stewart, Marlo Thomas, Alice Walker, Barbara Walters, Faye Wattleton, Sarah Weddington, Oprah Winfrey

“Makers” brings this story to life with priceless archival treasures and poignant, often funny interviews with those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those first generations to benefit from its success. Trailblazing women like Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey share their memories, as do countless women who challenged the status quo in industries from coal-mining to medicine. Makers captures with music, humor, and the voices of the women who lived through these turbulent times the dizzying joy, aching frustration and ultimate triumph of a movement that turned America upside-down.