Wednesday, February 27, 2013

MAKERS: Women Who Make America Premieres Tonight on PBS! (Video)

 Narrated by Meryl Streep, this long-awaited documentary of the last 50 years of the women's movement premieres tonight on PBS. The documentary features prominent feminist trailblazers too numerous to name, such as Hillary Rodham Clinton, Oprah, Gloria Steinem, etc.  

The first video is from Democracy Now! It features an interview with Betsy West, Executive Producer of "Makers: Women Who Make America."

"Makers: Women Who Make America": New Film Chronicles Past 50 Years of Feminist Movement 

The second video is the amazing PBS trailer: 

Via Democracy NOW!:
Narrated by Meryl Streep, the film explores the women’s movement from the publication of Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique” published 50 years ago this month in 1963 to the Anita Hill v. Clarence Thomas hearings in 1991. “Makers” shares the story of legendary figures such as Gloria Steinem and Oprah Winfrey, to lesser known pioneers such as Kathrine Switzer. In 1967, Switzer became the first woman to officially enter and run the Boston Marathon. Her run made headlines when a top race official tried to forcibly remove her from the race. She finished the race. [Transcript to come. Check back soon.] 

See the MAKERS video featuring Hillary Rodham Clinton!

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