March 3rd, 2008
05:01 PM ET

Project: Women's History Month

Hey, y'all – can you help me out?  This month, I'll be putting together several reports on women making history, and I'd like to know whom YOU'd pick.  I'm not looking for the folks who show up in portraits and sepia photos in your history books, though their contributions are outstanding.  I'd like to do something a little different – something on women currently making history.  We're talking Danica Patrick and Mia Hamm.  So if you have any suggestions, leave 'em here!

The fine print:  It has to be someone who's making history, not just headlines.  (I don't want someone just because she's a star; I want someone who's changing the world – who's the first to do something.)  Let me know if you have any ideas, and if I use your suggestion, I'll give you credit on the show!

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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  1. Sara

    I would love to see you feature composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich(b.1939)! In 1975 she was the first women to receive the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Jilliard. Also she was the first Women to win the Pulitzer Prize in Music for her Symphony no.1, Three Movements for Orchestra(1983)!!
    She rocks!!

    March 3, 2008 at 5:21 pm |
  2. no name

    Waz, up Carl Azuz? Awesome!!! I think that i might be able to help you out. For one i think that Hilary Clinton is making history ( i dont like her). If she wins the political election for our new president ( ill die!!)then she'll be the first woman prsident. Obiously you should think that she might make a g.g.....good president someday.

    March 3, 2008 at 7:54 pm |
  3. gaaragirl

    Waz, up Carl Azuz? Awesome!!!! When do you put out the new reports?

    March 3, 2008 at 7:59 pm |
  4. Katie

    that sounds great! She sounds like a real inspiration!

    March 3, 2008 at 8:35 pm |
  5. Samme

    Two women who might be good candidates are J.K Rowling and Miley Cyrus. J.K Rowling is an awesome woman author and the richest author in the world. Miley Cyrus has good messages for girls in her songs. They both are good role models becuase they work hard and suceed without doing innapropriate things.

    Four sportswomen that are good role models are a horse-back rider named Anne Kursinksi, tennis player Maria Sharapova, and tennis players Venus and Serena Williams who are also famous designers.

    March 4, 2008 at 2:23 pm |
  6. Seth

    I think a good nomination would be Condoleasa Rice. Cause i said so!

    March 4, 2008 at 3:13 pm |
  7. Ashley

    I think for Women's History Month you should include Oprah also Margaret Chase, the first women to run for President!

    March 4, 2008 at 3:13 pm |
  8. Sean

    I would like to see a report on the LPGA tour player Paula Creamer. She has been a great contribution to the LPGA. So far this year she has won a tournament in only three starts. Although this is only her 4th year on tour she has won close to four million dollars which puts her 32nd on the career money list. She has a bright future ahead of her and could be an inspiration for some for years to come.

    March 4, 2008 at 3:14 pm |
  9. Dustin

    I am going to say Wilma Rudolph she was the first women to win three Olympic gold medals in track and field at one Olympic Games. She only weighed 4½ pounds at birth. She couldnt walk until she was age 8. She was partially paralyzed when she was a kid.

    March 4, 2008 at 3:17 pm |
  10. Mareshah

    Valentina Tereshkova is famous because she was the first woman in space. She did this because she was so fascinated with things about the sky. Her interest in parachuting inspired her to do this and she made her first jump at age 22. She was the first woman to fly solo in space.

    March 4, 2008 at 3:18 pm |
  11. griffin

    I would choose Hilary Clinton because she is the one who is doing her absolute best to make a difference in the world.

    March 4, 2008 at 3:19 pm |
  12. alex

    I nominate Abby Cadabby; she is the first female Muppet since the shows 13 year air time. She could be a real inspiration to some little kid, who knows? I really think you should do this one carl.

    March 4, 2008 at 3:19 pm |
  13. Ashley

    Virginia Dare was the first European child born on American soil, in 1587. Her mom and dad was Ananias Dare and Elinor (Eleanor) White. It’s likely that she was born in August on the 18. President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized the issuance of a five-cent postage stamp in 1937 to commemorate the 350th anniversary of Dare's birth... Dare County, North Carolina, is named after her.

    March 4, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  14. Ross

    I suggest that Annika Sorenstam should be on this list of women making history. Annika is one of the most successful female golfer in history. Annika was the first woman to play in a men’s PGA Tour event since 1945. That is why she should be added to the women changing and making history list.

    March 4, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  15. Tyler

    I think you should feature a woman named Claudia Mitchell who lost her arm in a motorcycle accident. She is now the first woman ever to have a bionic arm.

    March 4, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  16. diego

    I think I can help you holms. I want to have a report on Hilary Clinton
    Because she is making history homie. If she wins she will be the first Women president. Although I think a Mexican women would probably make history too.

    March 4, 2008 at 3:21 pm |
  17. Taylor

    Maya Lin was an architect and sculptor. At the age of 21, she won a design contest to create the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. She is still alive today. If she wouldn't have done there would be no memorial for the vietnam veterans to be when they pass away.

    March 4, 2008 at 3:22 pm |
  18. Coach McCullers, North Oconee High School

    My vote is for Cathy O'Dowd, the first woman to reach the summit of Mt. Everest.

    March 4, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  19. Taylor

    If I had to pick a woman to be recognized in this month I would pick Venus Williams. She was the first African American woman to really make it big in the tennis industry. Her sister followed along in her footsteps, and together they have become the most feared women tennis players in the game today.

    March 4, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  20. Truth

    Angela Merkel, Germany’s current leader. I find it disappointing that our nation was given Hillary Clinton as our, so far, best candidate for a female president. There are thousands of females that could run a better campaign than her. Most of her votes come from people who just want to see a woman get into the Whitehouse as president. If we had someone like Angela Merkel here, there would be no question on who would win the election; an unlike Hillary, she wouldn’t get most her votes simply because she’s female, but because she truly is a talented leader.

    Don’t reason, just think.

    March 4, 2008 at 3:26 pm |
  21. Lindsay

    Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to graduate from medical school and was a pioneer in educating women in medicine. She became interested in the topic of medicine soon after she and her family moved to Cincinnati. Blackwell was particularly fond of becoming a woman physician to meet the needs of women who would prefer to talk/speak with another woman about health problems.

    March 4, 2008 at 3:29 pm |
  22. Lauren

    Hey Carl,
    You should do a segment on Condoleezza Rice. She is an incredible woman. Not only is she making headway for women in general, she's makeing headway for black women. That's a double minority. She's a current woman I look up to.

    March 4, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
  23. cheng

    Let's divert our attention to the orient. I would like to pick Wu Yi. She is the Vice Premiers of the State Council of the PRC. Known as one the toughest negotiators in China's goverment, Forbes magazine considered her the second most powerful woman in the world in 2007.

    March 5, 2008 at 7:20 am |
  24. guy

    not miley cyrus. hersongs are bad

    it should be amelia earhart. She dissapeared over the pacific

    March 5, 2008 at 11:52 pm |
  25. JT

    I belive that we should celibrate a day for "Billy Holiday". She was one of the best performers during the Harlem Rinessance! she was a very aspiaring singer and most everybody knows who she is!

    March 6, 2008 at 7:58 pm |
  26. Andrew

    I think a great person to do something on would be Shirley Chisholm. She made history by becoming the first female black member of the house of representatives in 1968 and also ran for president in 1972 as the democratic nominee. She lived from 1924-2005 and was my best friends great aunt. I had the privilege of meeting her two years before her death and she was a great woman.

    March 6, 2008 at 8:18 pm |
  27. Farzana

    How about " Anousheh Ansari" and "Indra Nooyi "?

    Also, wanted to let you know that your program is great and my students enjoy the news better when you anchor it-

    Mrs. Sikora
    Coble Middle School
    Mansfield ISD, Texas

    March 7, 2008 at 12:45 pm |
  28. Kayla

    I think you should do a report on Princess Diana. Or you should do one on Carrie Underwood.

    March 7, 2008 at 7:54 pm |
  29. Jade

    you should do Rachel Ray. She's showing women (and some men!) across america how much you can achive just by reaching for a goal. She has three popular food network shows, bestselling books, and even a talk show!! She deserves a spot in Womens History month!

    March 8, 2008 at 1:13 am |
  30. anonomous

    i think it is very good to cellebrate womans history month because womans can do anything just like boys.

    March 8, 2008 at 7:11 pm |
  31. K

    Some nominees...

    Julianne Hough danced her way into our hearts on "Dancing with the Stars" and she's a successful singer! At the age of 19, this young starlet's positive attitude and high-energy work ethic makes her a standout role model against the backdrop of Hollywood. She's making history on TV and on iTunes!

    Wendy Kopp, the founder of Teach For America, continues to make history with the organization she founded aimed at tackling education inequalities.

    Nancy Pelosi is making history during her tenure as the U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives.

    March 9, 2008 at 8:52 pm |
  32. Madi

    I think you should put Hilary Clinton for Womens History Month because she is the first presidents wife to run for president or how about Victoria Woodhull the first women to run for president.

    March 10, 2008 at 4:15 pm |
  33. Tonio

    Wow, Angela Merkel today?

    I'd usually vote for SPD (social democratic party of Germany), but seeing her as a candidate for chancellor, I'd vote her again. She may have some views which are questionable, but looking at the world politics (in which I'm way more interested than this ugly and useless politics here in Germany), you can see she's doing way better than our former chancellor Gerhard Schröder (SPD).
    Also things here in Germany have changed, which is quite remarkable for a woman!

    Tonio from Hamburg, Germany

    March 11, 2008 at 12:27 pm |
  34. Carl Azuz, Anchor

    Hey, Tonio–
    Thanks for writing in again! I really enjoyed reading your comment today, especially since we talked about the leader of your country. Please keep your responses coming!

    March 11, 2008 at 6:03 pm |
  35. James

    Hello, I have an idea on an excellent model for a women in history. This great women is also alive! Said women is Maya Angelou. I have read all about this wonderful lady, and her life story astounds me. She also is one of my favorite poets, astonishing me with her poem " I Rise." Please choose this wonderful women, she has more than proven herself a spot in Womens' History. Thank you.

    March 11, 2008 at 6:26 pm |
  36. Alice

    A vote for Golda Meir!She was the first female prime minister of a Middle Eastern country.

    March 12, 2008 at 7:35 am |
  37. Kyle

    I think that a perfect canditate for Womens History Month would be Hillary Clinton. She is the first women to get this far into a Presidential Election.

    March 12, 2008 at 9:58 pm |
  38. Some chica 191

    Oh man i totally agree with James, maya angelou rocks. I love her poem "In and out of time." Dude you should totally put her of the student news show. Peace.

    March 13, 2008 at 7:19 pm |
  39. Jade

    You should chose Alice Sebold. Alice Sebold is a famous author that has written many memorable books. Three of her popular books are Almost Moon, Lovely Bones, and Lucky. Lucky is actually a memoir of Sebold. She was raped and bruttaly beaten as a teenager (18) and this book show how she lived through this experience. Lovely Bones is a book of a 14-year old girl that was murdered and watched her family in heaven. Lovely Bones is coming out in theaters on March 13, 2009 (my birthday!!). Alice Sebold was featured on Oprah for her books. I would love for you to do Alice Sevold because her strong words and meaningful purposes will insprire women across the world.

    March 17, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  40. Nick

    Hiiiiiiiiii Carl Azuz i think you should have Rosa parks she is one of the most well none weomen in all of the U.S plus she helped start the civil rights movement and most people start learning about her in kindegarten at least i did and we even did a play about her then that is why i think she deseves to be one of the people you talk about

    March 19, 2008 at 12:06 pm |
  41. Stephanie

    I think that you should feature Miley Cryus in the Womens History Month article because Miley is an excelent role model to young girls and teens, and I think that people would like to know more about Miley. And I think that she would be a perfect article also because she is a great singer and dancer.

    March 19, 2008 at 2:57 pm |
  42. Josh

    Ihe Iron Lady (A.K.A Margaret Thatcher)

    sh was the first and only one so far to be the female prime minister of the united kingdom she made the ronald reagan freedom award and presidential freedom award she escaped a bombing in her hotel room killing 5 people was a very close freind to mr. reagan and she help the us fight the cold and gulf wars aswell as surviving a stroke earlier this year even tho she could have kept running she stoped. and finally a statue was made for her in the house of commons which extends it right arm out as how she would do when adressing the house of commons and that is why i think you should Lady Thatcher

    March 19, 2008 at 8:15 pm |
  43. Anna

    Why not do one about Anne Frank?

    She wrote a diary during WWII and now we all know how hard it was to be jewish back then. I think she would be person to feature on CNN Student News.

    March 20, 2008 at 7:00 pm |