Marlo Thomas Talks MAKERS: WOMEN WHO MAKE AMERICA, Her Groundbreaking Series THAT GIRL, and More

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The PBS documentary Makers: Women Who Make America (airing on February 26th) shares the stories of exceptional women who have made pioneering contributions that continue to shape the world in which we live.  Through the perspectives of those who lived through historic milestones, the film recounts the seminal events in the Women’s Movement, including the publication of The Feminine Mystique in 1963 and the battles to end discriminatory laws and practices over the following decade, while also telling the surprising and unknown stories of women who broke barriers in their own chosen fields.

During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, actress/author/activist Marlo Thomas talked about her own impact on American entertainment and culture by conceiving and producing That Girl, the first television series featuring an unmarried career woman, why she wanted to be a part of this documentary, the misconceptions of the Equal Rights Amendment, why Hilary Clinton is such an inspiration, the representation of women in the workplace, when she started to realize that her TV show was making an impact on women everywhere, what makes her want to get involved, and what she hopes audiences take away from the experience of watching Makers.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

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