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Television

Epic Moments of Women in Comedy

Women have always been funny, though arguments to the contrary ridiculously persist. We've assembled a few of our favorite funny women and the moments that have helped shape their careers. Read More »

Throwback Thursday: Diahann Carroll Stars in 'Julia'

It's Diahann Carroll's birthday, and we're highlighting the actress' famed role as Julia, a groundbreaking African-American protagonist. Read More »

The Power Women of the Emmys and Their Feminist Convictions

Both actresses and the roles they play are examples of fierce, complicated women.  Read More »

Female Cartoon Characters Ahead of Their Time! (Photo Gallery)

Which female cartoon characters have inspired you? Check out your responses in the gallery above!  Did we miss anyone? Share your answer with @MAKERSwomen on Twitter! Read More »

The Amazing Career of Barbara Walters

As The View tries to recover from losing its star, we look back at the incredible career of Barbara Walters. Read More »

Shakespeare's Female Characters Through the Years On Screen

The women of Shakespeare are some of the most memorable, complex characters to ever walk the stage. Read More »

Trailblazing Female Film & Televion Directors Everyone Should Know (Photo Gallery)

This year, a record number of women are nominated for directing at the 2013 Emmys. Of this season's 10 Emmy nods for directing episodic television, fully half recognize women — three for comedy and two for drama. Read More »

10 Female TV Characters Who Were Ahead of Their Time

It's hard to believe there was a time when you couldn't show a pregnant woman on television or a single, professional African American mother and the idea of a college-educated woman choosing to focus on her career instead of immediately finding a husband was considered too much of a stretch! Read More »

MAKING HISTORY: The First Interracial Kiss on TV Happens... On Star Trek

In honor of Women's History Month, we are celebrating with 31 days of women's history! Every day in March, we will highlight an historic moment, as told through the personal stories of our MAKERS. Today we highlight the first televised interracial kiss as told by MAKER Nichelle Nichols. Read More »