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New series of 'MAKERS' to premiere on AETN Sept. 30

Posted 22 Sep 2014

Six new, one-hour "MAKERS" documentaries will premiere on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) beginning Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. These documentaries tell the stories of women in six spheres of influence - comedy, Hollywood, space, business, politics and war.

The new six-part series expands on the critically acclaimed three-hour PBS documentary "MAKERS: Women Who Make America," which premiered in February 2013, and told the story of the American women's movement over the last half-century.

In the last half-century, women have fought their way into nearly every sphere of American life, from the battlefield to the comedy club, the soundstage to the Senate. In each field, women have pried open, and profoundly reshaped, the central institutions of American life and culture. Through intimate interviews with trailblazing women known and unknown, viewers will be given a rare glimpse - sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always candid - of what it was like to be pioneers in their fields.

The full line-up of documentaries includes: