A while back I wrote about the first three episodes of Makers: Women Who Make America. Thankfully, the show is back for a second season on PBS. You can watch it for free on the PBS website (check your local station’s website). So far this season they have run episodes titled Women in Comedy, Women in Hollywood and — my favorite — this week they ran Women in Space.
My preschooler found the Women in Space episode just as riveting as I did, so these are mostly good for family viewing and all ages. There are a few fairly rough moments in the Season 1 episodes detailing the history of the women’s movement, and the comedy episode doesn’t bleep out everything completely, so parents should be the judge of what very young ones see.
I just can’t get enough of the women in this country who blazed the trail into space and will probably watch the latest episode at least a couple more times. Up next is Women in War, which is another topic that is very close to home. Can’t wait to see it.
If you haven’t watched any of the episodes yet, they can each be watched alone, but I recommend watching Season 1 in chronological order, and season 2 in any order that strikes your fancy. Enjoy, and let me know what you thought of them in the comments!