MAKERS: Women in Comedy
WOMEN IN COMEDY tracks the rise of women in the world of comedy, from the “dangerous” comedy of 70s sitcoms like Norman Lear’s Maude to the groundbreaking women of the 1980s American comedy club boom, to the honest shock comedy of today.
MAKERS: Women in Space
WOMEN IN SPACE traces the history of women pioneers in the U.S. space program. Some passed the same grueling tests as male astronauts, only to be dismissed by NASA, the military, and even Lyndon Johnson, as a distraction. It wasn’t until 1995 that a woman piloted a spacecraft. The program includes interview with a number of first women in space as well as the next generation of women engineers, mathematicians and astronauts. Narrated by Jodie Foster.
MAKERS: Women in War
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 the first woman to lead troops into battle, battlefield war correspondents and military leaders who have broken through gender barriers, including a retired general from USMC, and the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. Navy. Narrated by Christiane Amanpour.
MAKERS: Women in Business
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 of 50 years, have proven—on Wall Street, in corporate America or business empires of their own—that a woman’s place is wherever she believes it to be. Women in Business is narrated by Julianna Margulies.
MAKERS: Women in Politics
WOMEN IN POLITICS profiles the long, slow fight for female political representation over the last century, from the first woman elected to Congress in 1916 to a young woman running for Detroit City Council in 2013. The program includes many trailblazing leaders, including the youngest Republican woman ever elected to the House of Representatives, the first African-American woman to serve in Congress, and the first Muslim-American woman elected to the Michigan House. Narrated by Alfre Woodard.