Daily Archives: March 12, 2018

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Makers #206 “Women in War”

In this episode of MAKERS, follow the history of American women’s participation in war — from Vietnam to the present — as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies. Featured stories include those of Linda Bray (pictured left), the first woman to lead troops into battle, and Valerie Plame Wilson, whose career was sabotaged after she was “outed” as a high-level spy. MAKERS: Women in Warshares the stories of military leaders who have broken through gender barriers.

Airs on WXXI-WORLD March 26, 2018 at 8:00 pm and March 27, 2018 at 9:00 am and 3:00 pm
Airs on WXXI April 9, 2018 at 3:00 am (1 hour long)

Makers #204 “Women in Politics”

View profiles of 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 Council in 2013, the documentary explores the challenges confronting American women in politics.

Trailblazing leaders like Hillary Clinton, Senator Barbara Mikulski, Olympia Snowe, the youngest Republican woman ever elected to the House of Representatives, and Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman to serve in Congress, provide a backdrop for younger women like Rashida Tlaib, the first Muslim-American woman elected to the Michigan House, and Raquel Castaneda-Lopez, who chronicles her run for Detroit City council. Today’s leaders in Washington, including Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), the first female senator from Massachusetts, Susan Collins (R-ME), who led the Senate in shaping a deal to end the government shutdown, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), currently the youngest woman serving in Congress, are also represented.

Airs on WXXI March 26, 2018 at 3:00 am (1 hour long)