Part 2: Changing the World

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Women in Politics

Women in Politics

Makers: Women Who Make America

View profiles of women in public office who were “firsts” in their fields.

60 min.

Women in Business

Women in Business

Makers: Women Who Make America

Women in the business world.

Women in War

Women in War

Makers: Women Who Make America

Track women’s growing participation in war as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies.

60 min.

Women in Space

Women in Space

Makers: Women Who Make America

Trace the history of women pioneers in the US space program.

60 min.

Women in Hollywood

Women in Hollywood

Makers: Women Who Make America

Follow women of showbiz as they influence one of the country’s biggest commodities: entertainment.

Women in Comedy

Women in Comedy

Makers: Women Who Make America

Track the rise of women in the world of comedy, from 70s sitcoms to today’s multifaceted landscape.

60 min.


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In the early 1970s, feminism became a force that reshaped the relationships between men and women in the most fundamental ways. Divorce rates spiked as women chafed under their traditional roles but, where men could adapt, marriages became stronger than ever. With the widespread adoption of the contraceptive pill, women’s sexuality was freed from the constant worry over pregnancy.

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