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Katie Couric

On This Day in History: Katie Couric Premiered on CBS Evening News

After a 15-year run as co-anchor on the “Today” show, Katie Couric was recruited by CBS  in 2005 to be the first female permanent host of an evening news show.  “I thought, it’s an important symbol, to see a woman handling that broadcast every night. Read More »

Not-So-Random Acts of Kindness: Powerful Women On Giving Back

"I want to always make people proud. I want to feel good about what it is I’m doing, and giving the best that I can of me.” -Vivian Stringer  Read More »

White House Summit: MAKERS Discuss Child Care

"Women can do everything, they just can't do it all at the same time." -Madeleine Albright Read More »

MAKERS.com Turns One Year Old!

It's our one year birthday! And we're so proud that as of today, MAKERS.com shares the stories of more than 175 women, a number that will grow as we add new stories each week!   Read More »

Red Carpet Round-Up! Inside the Premiere of "MAKERS: Women Who Make America"

The red carpet premiere of the documentary "MAKERS: Women Who Make America" airing on PBS and proudly presented by AOL and Simple Facial Skincare put our incredible MAKERS in the spotlight. From icons of the Women's Movement like Gloria Steinem to newer faces like teen blogger Tavi Gevinson, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center was filled with some of the most groundbreaking women in America's last 50 years. Read More »

Who Did She Grow Up To Be?...

Which famous journalist did this young girl grow up to be?... Read More »

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5 Views on Facing Adversity

  Whether it’s losing a competition, facing abuse, enduring a death of a loved one, surviving an assault—transforming difficult situations can be overwhelming. Many of our MAKERS have also faced extraordinary adversity. We decided to let them tell you in their own words how they faced and overcame the challenging moments in their lives. Read More »

A Couric/Palin Showdown?

Media outlets have jumped at the opportunity to open up old wounds stemming from the Couric/Palin interview in 2008, billing this the first “showdown” between the two women since the infamous broadcast. Read More »