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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

  • Ron Howell
  • Monday, October 22 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, October 27 - 8:00pm
  • Monday, October 29 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • tba
  • Monday, October 29 - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 31 - 11:30pm
  • Saturday, November 3 - 8:00pm
  • Sunday, November 4 - 9:30am
  • Monday, November 5 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, November 10 - 8:00pm
  • Monday, November 12 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • tba
  • Monday, November 12 - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 14 - 11:30pm
  • Saturday, November 17 - 8:00pm
  • Sunday, November 18 - 9:30am
  • Monday, November 19 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Ron Howell
  • Monday, October 15 - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 17 - 11:30pm
  • Saturday, October 20 - 8:00pm
  • Sunday, October 21 - 9:30am
  • Jeannie Park and Margaret Chin
  • Monday, October 1 - 8:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 3 - 11:30pm
  • Saturday, October 6 - 8:00pm
  • Sunday, October 7 - 9:30am
  • Monday, October 8 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, October 13 - 8:00pm
  • Monday, October 15 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Jane Isay
  • Saturday, September 22 - 8:00pm
  • Sunday, September 23 - 9:30am
  • Monday, September 24 - 8:00am, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, September 29 - 8:00pm
  • Monday, October 1 - 8:00am, 2:00pm