In the spirit of celebrating women and their astounding contributions in the multi-platform documentary MAKERS: Women Who Make America, PBS SoCaL has been showcasing local women dynamos. MAKERS: Women Who Make America is a PBS project that details the important advancements made by women over the past 50 years. Trailblazers like Dr. Susan Love, Judy Blume, Carol Burnett, Katie Couric, Ellen DeGeneres, Geraldine Ferraro, Billie Jean King, Maya Lin, Condoleezza Rice, Faith Ringgold, and Gloria Steinem are just a few of the extraordinary women who share the stories of their struggle and success. This three hour documentary will air on PBS SoCaL on February 26 from 8-11PM and on PBS OC on March 2 from 9PM to midnight. While these powerful women continue to transform America, PBS SoCaL knows that MAKERS are also hard at work transforming Southern California. With that in mind, we have been featuring local women leaders both as guests on Real Orange and as Community Champions. Check out all the videos below!
Real Orange is a broadcast television program produced at PBS SoCaL for and about Orange County. The half-hour program explores all aspects of Orange County lifestyle, business, health, technology, family, education, politics, culture, the arts, and much more. Since November 2012, Real Orange’s hosts Ed Arnold and Ann Pulice have been interviewing local MAKERS from Nancy Nygren, the CEO of the Girl Scouts of Orange County to Erin Runnion, who creates public policy to help protect children from predators. Also featured were Laura Davick, an accidental activist that saved Crystal Cove from development, and Julie Wood, Executive Director of the International Princess Project that advocates for women enslaved in prostitution, helping them restore their lives and empowering them to live free.
Two other amazing women were dubbed monthly Community Champions and also local MAKERS. The title of "Community Champion" is given by PBS SoCaL to inspiring individuals who change lives in our community through their everyday efforts. In January Lise Luttgens, the CEO of Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, was highlighted for her efforts to revitalize her organization through the TO GET HER THERE outreach effort. February’s champion is pioneer Faye Washington. As CEO of the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles, she is transforming Southern California by creating model community centers, building self-reliance, and strengthening our communities. Join PBS SoCaL in celebrating the work of women in our communities and don’t forget to tune in on February 26 from 8-11 PM for the premiere of MAKERS: Women Who Make America!
Check out all of our MAKERS Real Orange segments and Community Champions spots below!