Makers: Women Who Make America

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This comprehensive and innovative series tells the compelling story of women's advancement in America over the past 50 years. It is a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, on grand stages like the U.S. Supreme Court and Congress, and humbler ones like the boardroom and the bedroom. The series features the stories of those who led the fight, those who opposed it and those -- both famous and unknown -- caught up in its wake. Meryl Streep narrates the three-hour stack, which features commentary and the stories of Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice, Oprah Winfrey and Katie Couric, and Gloria Steinem and Phyllis Schlafly, among others.

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VT Featured Makers

Meet some extraordinary women in Vermont whose vision, passion and determination make a real difference for the people of the Green Mountain state. Their stories begin in schoolyards and garages, even atop mountains. Their accomplishments are hard won. And the trails they blaze lead the way for a new generation. Each woman facing challenges on her own terms and sharing her story in her own words.
Vermont Public Television proudly introduces VT Makers.


Elizabeth Coleman
Alex MacLean
Demeny Pollitt
Barbara Ann Cochran

Makers Screenings

Join us for one of these free screenings and discussions.

MAC Center for the Arts

Newport, VT
Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m.
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Online Screening

Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m.
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Montpelier Screening Panel Discussion

Panelists and community members viewed an excerpted version of a film currently showing on "Women Who Make America," then discussed the film and the women's movement. The discussion is presented by Vermont Public Television and Montpelier's Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

The panelists, left-right are: Lea Wood, poet, environmentalist, activist and retired teacher of English and history; Rep. Tess Taylor, who represents Barre City in the Vermont Legislature; Christine Smith, a teacher of history and women's studies at Spaulding High School; Marilyn "Lyn" Blackwell, a writer, historian, commentator, and co-author of "Frontier Feminist: Clarina Howard Nichols and the Politics of Motherhood."

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