The Surprising People Who Make History

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Catherine de' Medici

Journalist Delphine Schrank on the 4 years she spent underground reporting among dissidents in Burma. Nancy Goldstone on how the mother-daughter queens Catherine de’Medici and Marguerite de Valois helped change the shape of 16th-century history. Janice Nimura on five young girls from Japan who were sent to the US on a diplomatic mission in 1871. Critically acclaimed photographer Howard Schatz on the 25 years he has spent chronicling the famous, and the unknown.