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    Life So Far

    Ms. Friedan talked about her book Life So Far: A Memoir, published by Simon and Schuster. The book chronicles her life as a writer and feminist. The founder of the National Organization for Women…

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    Fountain of Age

    Author and women’s rights activist Betty Friedan explained that her new book, The Fountain of Age, published by Simon and Schuster, describes “a period of human life that most people didn’t even used to have.” Ms. Friedan took an…

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    Women's Equality Summit Part 2

    Representatives of feminist organizations talked about gender issues and reproductive policy, including Social Security for women, political work, human rights, voting rights, health care…

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    Women's Issues and Clinton Investigation

    Feminist leaders spoke to the press about the potential impeachment of President Bill Clinton. They strongly objected to impeachment proceedings and urged both women and men to actively…

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    Women's Movement Looks Ahead

    The panelists talked about where the women’s movement stands now and where it is going. They said women voters elected President Clinton and wondered how they see him now in view of the…

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    Recommitment to the Declaration of Sentiments

    Speakers spoke on the 150th Anniversary of the Women’s Rights Declaration. They spoke about the advances women have made since that declaration. They explained the need for women to remain…

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    Community Activism

    Ms. Stahl moderated a discussion on citizen participation in politics and society. They debated whether leadership should and actually does come from the federal government or from local…

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    Public Image of Women in Power

    Participants discussed perceptions of women in positions of power in politics, the press and other social institutions. They focused on how the media covered women in powerful positions,…

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    Washington Journal: Thursday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Beyond Identity Politics

    As part of a lecture series commemorating the presidential Inauguration, “Looking Ahead at the 21st Century,” Ms. Friedan talked about gender issues and progress that has been made in…

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    Women in Leadership Roles

    During a conference on international solutions to global problems, women leaders from several nations discussed the growing role of women in international politics and policy. They…

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    History of Feminism

    Author Ms. Betty Friedan spoke about the feminist movement from the 1960s through today to a class in 1960s history. She shared her personal experiences in the early feminist movement and…

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    Women and Affirmative Action

    Ms. Shlaes moderated this discussion titled, “Sex, Lies and Affirmative Action.” They examined women’s social and economic progress over the past 25 years since affirmative action program…

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    Women in National Press Club

    Betty Freidan presented the Women, Men and Media Award to Helen Thomas, who then discussed the 25th anniversary of women’s admission to the National Press Club. Following her prepared…

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    Washington Sunday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    United Nations Conference on Women Review

    Ms. Friedan spoke about the recent United Nations and non-governmental organizations' conferences on women’s issues in Beijing, China. She emphasized that new terms must be created to deal with…

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    The Feminine Mystique Thirty Years Later

    As part of George Mason University’s Women’s Studies celebration of Women’s History Month, Betty Friedan talked about the state of feminism. She also talked about the storm of controversy that her…

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    Media Coverage of Women

    The Freedom Forum provided the venue for the Report on News Coverage of Women. Allen Neuharth, Freedom Forum Chairman, welcomed his guests. Participants talked about how the media covers…

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    Washington Thursday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; viewer telephone calls, faxes and…

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    Single Payer Health Care Financing

    Representatives of the Gray Panthers held a news conference to analyze the single payer health care plan.

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