CPTV Sponsors a Special Screening Event for the New PBS Special, Makers: Women Who Make America

Release Date: 01/11/2013

CPTV Sponsors a Special Screening Event for the

New PBS Special, Makers: Women Who Make America

Thursday, January 24 at noon

CPTV Chase Family Studio, 1049 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut

RSVP to awilliamson@cptv.org or call 860-275-7540; Seating is limited

 

HARTFORD, Conn. (January 11, 2013) – On Thursday, January 24 at noon, Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) will hold a special screening event of the new PBS special, Makers: Women Who Make America at its CPTV Chase Family Studio at 1049 Asylum Avenue in Hartford. Highlights of the three-hour documentary will be shown at this free event.  

 

Makers – which premieres on Tuesday, February 26 at 8 p.m. on CPTV – originated from a very clear premise: over the last half century, the work of millions of women has altered virtually every aspect of American culture. The film tells the story of how women have helped shape America through one of the most sweeping social revolutions in our country’s history, in pursuit of their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity and personal autonomy.  Makers showcases exceptional women — both famous and heretofore unknown individuals — whose pioneering contributions continue to shape the world in which we live. The documentary profiles such individuals as Judy Blume, Carol Burnett, Katie Couric, Ellen DeGeneres, Geraldine Ferraro, Billie Jean King, Maya Lin, Sandra Day O’Connor, Condoleezza Rice, Faith Ringgold, Gloria Steinem, and more.

 

At the CPTV Screening of Makers: Women Who Make America, attendees will be served lunch catered by Rizzuto’s Wood Fired Kitchen and Bar. The screening will be followed by a discussion with women leaders from Connecticut, including moderator Diane Smith, Emmy Award-winning TV journalist, radio talk show host and author, and panelists Cathy Malloy, CEO, Greater Hartford Arts Council; Patricia H. Meiser, director of athletics, University of Hartford; and Kate Emery, CEO, The Walker Group and reSet (Social Enterprise Trust).

 

Seating is limited, reservations are required. To RSVP, please contact Amy Williamson at awilliamson@cptv.org or call 860-275-7540 by Friday, January 18. Attendees to the event should arrive by 11:30 a.m.

 

Makers: Women Who Make America is produced by Kunhardt McGee Productions, Storyville Films and WETA Washington, D.C., in association with Ark Media. Major funding is provided by Unilever and its Simple® skincare brand.  Additional funding is provided by The Charles H. Revson Foundation.

 

 This local Makers initiative is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people.

 

About Connecticut Public Television

CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN). It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries, public affairs shows and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11.5 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves 260,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show, The Colin McEnroe Show and Where We Live. CPBN also includes two affiliate channels: CPTV4U, a 24/7 television channel featuring award-winning drama, news and talk programming, concert performances, independent films, nature shows, British comedy and more; and CPTV Sports, Connecticut’s only 24-hour local sports network, covering statewide high school, college, semi-professional and professional sports. For more information, visit cptv.org

 

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