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Makers: Women Who Make America
Season 2

PBS
Makers: Women Who Make America - Season 2
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6 videos in this collection

Women in Comedy
This episode tracks the rise of women in the world of comedy, from the "dangerous" comedy of 70s sitcoms like Maude to the groundbreaking women of the 1980s American comedy…
Women in Hollywood
This episode showcases the women of showbiz, from the earliest pioneers to present-day power players, as they influence the creation of one of the country's biggest commodities: entertainment. Audiences hear…
Women in Space
This episode traces the history of women pioneers in the U.S. space program. Some, like aviators Wally Funk and Jerrie Cobb, passed the same grueling tests as male astronauts, only…
Women in War
This episode 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 Linda Bray, the first woman to…
Women in Business
This episode 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…
Women in Politics
This episode profiles women in public office who were "firsts" in their fields. From the first woman elected to Congress in 1916 to a young woman running for Detroit City…

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