MAKERS: The Women Who Make America

Feb 26, 2014

03/05/2014 - MAKERS is a PBS documentary about how women took to the streets to transform society and the role of women in that society.  MAKERS draws on more than 100 interviews with women then and now -- to finally tell the story of the modern Women’s Movement and how it changed our families, our country, our institutions, and our world.  MAKERS is also an ongoing project in conjunction with AOL to archive over 100 video interviews of prominent women ranging from the first female Supreme Court Justice to the first female major American orchestra conductor.

West, a former CBS News senior vice president, talks about the making of the series, working with narrator Meryl Streep, and the remarkable women featured in the special.