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Tonight at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, AOL, PBS and Simple® facial skincare will host a red-carpet premiere for “MAKERS: Women Who Make America,” the PBS documentary film which serves as the broadcast extension to MAKERS, a first-of-its-kind multiplatform video initiative that aims to become the largest collection of women’s stories ever assembled. The event will bring together more than 56 notable MAKERS women, including Katie Couric, Gloria Steinem and Martha Stewart, as well as VIPs Allison Williams, Kelly Rutherford and Kyra Sedgwick, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger, WETA President and CEO Sharon Percy Rockefeller and Unilever North America EVP of Personal Care, Gina Boswell who will gather to celebrate over a half century of women’s achievements. The three-hour PBS documentary airs on Tuesday, February 26 at 8PM ET on PBS (check your local listings).
The MAKERS documentary, founded by filmmaker, Dyllan McGee, tells the story of how women have helped shape America over the last 50 years through the women’s movement, one of the most sweeping social revolutions in our country’s history. The film pulls from among 160 women’s stories that make up the living library on MAKERS.com, which will continue to grow to include the next generation of women who affect society in new and profound ways.
“As creators of MAKERS.com, AOL is excited and humbled to launch this landmark documentary, which is the culmination of the living library of trailblazing women,” said Maureen Sullivan, SVP & General Manager of Women’s Content and Lifestyle Brands, AOL. “The majority of AOL’s users are women, and we have an ongoing commitment to curating premium female-focused content. The MAKERS platform tells the story of exceptional women whose pioneering contributions continue to shape the world in which we live. It's an honor to partner with PBS and Simple to celebrate some of America's most accomplished women by continuing to expand the collection of narratives on MAKERS.com.”