Creator and co-producer of “MAKERS: Women Who Make America” Dyllan McGee said she wanted to make a film about women’s rights pioneer and Ms. Magazine co-founder Gloria Steinem, but Steinem “said her story was part of a collective of stories.” From that inception, MAKERS aims to become the largest and most dynamic collection of women’s stories ever assembled.
The three-hour documentary, which airs on WGBY tonight at 8pm, originated from a very clear premise: Over the last half century, the work of millions of women has altered virtually every aspect of American culture. MAKERS tells the story of these exceptional women — both famous and heretofore unknown individuals — whose pioneering contributions continue to shape the world. See a preview and visit MAKERS.com for stories about women such as Judy Blume, Katie Couric, Geraldine Ferraro, Billie Jean King, Maya Lin, Condoleezza Rice and Faith Ringgold .
With Women’s History Month coming in March, watch for more great resources to motivate and inspire you and students!