Women Who Make America
The original three-part series “Makers: Women Who Make America” will re-air on WCNY channels in March 2014. Look for it on these dates and times:
- March 2, 9 and 16 at 8 p.m. on Plus
- March 9, 16 and 23 at 7 p.m. on World
- March 17, 24 and 31 at 10 p.m. on WCNY
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.
About Makers in Central New York
Each year, WCNY invites the community to nominate women who make a difference in the community for the local Makers: Women Who Make America awards. Nominations are collected from throughout WCNY’s 19-county broadcast area; Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Oswego, Otsego, Schyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates.
The awards represent a local collaboration with the AOL and PBS national documentary, Makers: Women Who Make America.
Nominees must be 18-years or older who are making a significant difference in any of the 19 counties WCNY serves. Nominees will be evaluated on how they impact their own communities to shape today’s America in the following categories; arts, business, community activism, education, medicine, sports and volunteerism.
The winners will be honored at a reception at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls. Central New York has a strong connection to women’s rights from the birth of the women’s movement in Seneca Falls in 1848 and the efforts of women like Susan B. Anthony, Matilda Joslyn Gage and Harriet May Mills to secure equal rights for women.
Winners will also be featured on WCNY radio and television, social media, WCNY’s website and in an upcoming issue of The WCNY Magazine.
Any organization or individual within WCNY’s broadcast area is eligible to nominate a candidate for these awards using the official awards nomination form. All nominations will be reviewed by WCNY.
The award-winners will be featured on WCNY radio and television, social media, WCNY’s website and in an upcoming issue of The WCNY Magazine. They will also be honored at a reception on March 7, 2014 at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Senca Falls.
To submit a nomination for WCNY’s second annual Women Who Make America Awards, please complete the form below. Letters of support and additional information to support the nomination may also be included. Nominations are due by Jan. 10, 2014.
You can also complete the PDF form below and mail it to the address below.
2013-14 Makers Nomination Form
Attn: Education Department
P.O. Box 2400
Syracuse, NY 13220