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Oct 21st 2014

Third Film in AOL MAKERS Series Premiers - MAKERS: Women in War

The fourth film in the new MAKERS series, MAKERS: Women in War will premiere on Tuesday, October 21 at 9pm ET/PT on PBS. This film looks at American women's increasing participation in war-from Vietnam to the present-as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies. The film is narrated by International War Correspondent Christiane Amanpour.

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 like Molly Moore 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.

Christiane Amanpour will host a virtual screening of the film on Wednesday, October 22 at 8pm ET. The film will then be available for streaming anytime on MAKERS.com. The remaining films in the series will air on PBS at 9pm ET/PT as follows:

•October 28 | MAKERS: Women in Business
•November 4 | MAKERS: Women in Politics

Join the conversation on Twitter with @MAKERSwomen, @PBS and #MAKERSfilm.

Apr 16th 2012

The Huffington Post Wins Pulitzer Prize

Today, The Huffington Post received a Pulitzer prize for its series Beyond the Battlefield, honored in the National Reporting field. Beyond the Battlefield is an exploration of the physical and emotional challenges, victories and setbacks that catastrophically wounded soldiers encounter after returning home from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. The ten-part series is a tribute worthy of the men and women whose lives it chronicles.

Beyond the Battlefield is the result of several months of reporting and scores of interviews by the HuffPost's veteran military correspondent, David Wood. It is a deeply-felt, hard-won and wide-ranging exploration of what it means for a soldier to suffer extraordinary, disabling wounds -- and how friends, families, and hometowns, as well as the military and medical communities, adjust and respond to the physical and emotional struggles these wounded warriors endure.

Beyond the Battlefield, which was created and distributed using BookBrewer,can be purchased on Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. For those of you who would like to offer help of your own to severely wounded and disabled soldiers, please visit our Impact page, where you will find a list of resources that can help make that possible. To view the full list of 2012 Pulitzer winners and finalists click here.

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