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Makers Season 2 episodes

Women in Politics Season 2, Episode 6

Women in politics and the challenges they face. Included: Hillary Clinton; Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.); former senator Olympia Snowe; and Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman to serve in Congress. Also: Rashida Tlaib, the first Muslim-American woman elected to the Michigan House; Detroit city-council member Raquel Castaneda-Lopez; Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine); and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii). read more

Women in Business Season 2, Episode 5

Women in the business world. Included: Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, who's the first African-American woman to head a Fortune 500 company; Wall Street powerhouse Sallie Krawcheck; radio-TV personality Cathy Hughes, who was the first African-American woman to lead a publicly traded corporation; Martha Stewart; and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. read more

Women in War Season 2, Episode 4

A look at the growing participation of American women in war. Included: former U.S. Army captain Linda Bray, who is the first woman to lead troops into battle; Valerie Plame Wilson, who served as a high-level spy; war reporters Molly Moore, Clarissa Ward and Christiane Amanpour; Gen. Angela Salinas (USMC Ret.); and Vice Adm. Michelle Howard (USN). read more

Women in Space Season 2, Episode 3

The history of women in the U.S. space program, from the "Mercury 13" program to Sally Ride to Eileen Collins, the first female pilot of the space shuttle. Included: remarks from Collins; Ride's classmates Shannon Lucid, Rhea Seddon and Kathryn Sullivan; Mae Jemison; and Peggy Whitson, the first female commander of the International Space Station. Also: a look at the next generation of female engineers, mathematicians and astronauts. read more

Women in Hollywood Season 2, Episode 2

Women in show business, from early pioneers to present-day power players, are spotlighted. Included: remarks from Glenn Close; Lena Dunham; filmmaker Ava DuVernay; Jane Fonda; filmmaker Nancy Meyer; "Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes; and screenwriter Linda Woolverton. read more

Women in Comedy Season 2, Episode 1

The Season 2 premiere details the rise of women in the world of comedy; and features remarks from Carol Burnett, Ellen DeGeneres, Kathy Griffin, Chelsea Handler, Jane Lynch, Mo'Nique, Joan Rivers, Sarah Silverman and Lily Tomlin. read more

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Premiered: February 26, 2013, on PBS
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: A history of the modern women's movement, featuring first-person accounts from movement leaders; opponents; celebrities; political figures; business leaders; and ordinary women.

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