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MAKERS : Women in War

Friday, March 8, 2019, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET

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Track women’s growing participation in war as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies.

  • Airdate(s): 3/8/2019, 10:00 - 11:00 PM ET
  • MWOM #: 206
  • Original Broadcast: 10/21/14
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Episode Description

Track American women’s increasing participation in war — from Vietnam to the present — as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies. Among those featured are Linda Bray, the first woman to lead troops into battle, and Valerie Plame Wilson, whose career was sabotaged after she was “outed” as a high-level spy. Viewers hear from war correspondents Molly Moore, Clarissa Ward and Christiane Amanpour about life on the battlefield. The film shares the stories of military leaders who have broken through gender barriers, like General Angela Salinas, at her retirement the highest ranking woman serving in the USMC, and Vice Admiral Michelle Howard, the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. Navy.

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