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The program tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity and personal autonomy.

The program brings this story to life with priceless archival treasures and poignant, often funny interviews with those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those first generations to benefit from its success. Trailblazing women like Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey share their memories, as do countless women who challenged the status quo in industries from coal-mining to medicine.

Makers captures with music, humor, and the voices of the women who lived through these turbulent times the dizzying joy, aching frustration and ultimate triumph of a movement that turned America upside-down.

WCNY’s “Makers: Women Who Make America Awards” seek nominations from the community to honor remarkable women who are game-changers in any field.

“Across Central New York, women are making remarkable contributions to our community. WCNY is honored to share their stories, using our multimedia platforms—TV, radio, web, print, and social media—to reach and inspire others.” said Robert J. Daino, WCNY president and CEO.

Nominations may be submitted from WCNY’s 19-county viewing area including Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Oswego, Otsego, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne, and Yates. Nominees must be age 18 or older. To nominate an outstanding woman, fill out the form below, call WCNY at (315) 453-2424, email education@wcny.org, fax to (315) 451-8824 or submit by mail at:

WCNY Attn: Education Department
PO Box 2400
Syracuse, NY 13220-2400

The deadline for submitting nominations is Dec. 15, 2014. Honorees will be announced March 6, 2015 at a ceremony at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls. Winners also will be featured on WCNY radio and television, social media, WCNY’s website and WCNY CONNECT magazine.

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Airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on WCNY  and re-airs Fridays at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on World.

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