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This edition: Stephanie Coontz, author of "The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960's

Episode Details

Original tape date: February 3, 2011.

It’s been almost 50 years since Betty Friedan wrote “The Feminine Mystique,” forcing women to start re-examining their place in the world, their communities, and their families. Many of them were well educated, others less so, but they started to question whether cooking, cleaning, raising children and pleasing their mates would be the sum total of their lives. They may have had the vote, but by and large they didn’t feel empowered. Social historian Stephanie Coontz explores the lives of these women and the impact Freidan’s book had on them, with her new book, “A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960’s.” It’s just been published by Basic Books.

Guest List

  • Jeannie Park and Margaret Chin
  • Saturday, January 26 - 8:00pm
  • Sunday, January 27 - 9:30am
  • Monday, January 28 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, February 2 - 8:00pm
  • Monday, February 4 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • tba
  • Monday, February 4 - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, February 6 - 11:30pm
  • Saturday, February 9 - 8:00pm
  • Sunday, February 10 - 9:30am
  • Monday, February 11 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, February 16 - 8:00pm
  • Monday, February 18 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • tba
  • Monday, February 18 - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, February 20 - 11:30pm
  • Jeannie Park and Margaret Chin
  • Wednesday, January 23 - 11:30pm
  • Ken Foster
  • Monday, January 7 - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, January 9 - 11:30pm
  • Saturday, January 12 - 8:00pm
  • Sunday, January 13 - 9:30am
  • Monday, January 14 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, January 19 - 8:00pm
  • Monday, January 21 - 2:00pm
  •  Ron Howell, Author, Boss of Black Brooklyn
  • Wednesday, December 26 - 11:30pm
  • Saturday, December 29 - 8:00pm
  • Sunday, December 30 - 9:30am
  • Monday, December 31 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, January 5 - 8:00pm
  • Monday, January 7 - 8:00am, 2:00pm