The first film to tell the story of the modern women's movement "MAKERS: Women Who Make America" airs tonight on WNET/THIRTEEN at 8 p.m.
Meryl Streep narrates this groundbreaking film about the modern women's movement and how women have helped transform America over the last 50 years.
From the publication of The Feminine Mystique in 1963 and the fight for the ERA, to abortion battles and Anita Hill's testimony against Clarence Thomas before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1991, the film chronicles one of the most sweeping social revolutions in our country's history.
"Hear the surprising and unknown stories of women who broke barriers in their chosen fields – from the first woman to run the Boston Marathon amid threats and intimidation, to those taking on the coal mines of West Virginia and the boardrooms of Madison Avenue."
MAKERS: Women Who Make America features interviews with Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Ellen DeGeneres, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Walters, Katie Couric and many other pioneering women.