A Matter of Simple Justice
Lee Stout, former president of the Society of American Archivists, recounts the Nixon administration’s success in promoting women to executive positions in the federal government. The administration’s initiative was led by Barbara Hackman Franklin, staff assistant to President Nixon, who was hired in 1971 to enlist female candidates to fill high-level positions. Mr. Stout reports that during Ms. Franklin’s tenure she introduced over one-hundred women to executive jobs in the federal government, close to four times more than any prior administration. Lee Stout spoke on a panel with former Commerce Secretary Barbara Hackman Franklin and former Congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley about the challenges they and other women faced then and how their advances shaped opportunities for later generations. The event was moderated by Judy Woodruff at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. close
People in this video
Helen Delich Bentley Chair (Former) Federal Maritime Commission
David Ferriero Archivist of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Barbara Hackman Franklin Staff Assistant (Former) White House
Lee Stout Librarian Emeritus Pennsylvania State University Libraries->Research and Scholarly Communications
Judy Woodruff Senior Correspondent PBS->PBS NewsHour
Your purchase helps support C-SPAN
Click here to learn how
C-SPAN.org offers links to books featured on the C-SPAN networks to make it simpler for viewers to purchase them. C-SPAN has agreements with retailers that share a small percentage of your purchase price with our network. For example, as an Amazon Associate, C-SPAN earns money from your qualifying purchases. However, C-SPAN only receives this revenue if your book purchase is made using the links on this page.
Any revenue realized from this program goes into a general account to help fund C-SPAN operations.
Please note that questions regarding fulfillment, customer service, privacy policies, or issues relating to your book orders should be directed to the Webmaster or administrator of the specific bookseller's site and are their sole responsibility.
Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, "Who was the most influential first lady?'
University of Michigan professor and author of The Mommy Myth offers her latest cultural analysis. She compares images of…
Sexism in America: Alive, Well, and Ruining Our Future
Barbara Berg talked about her book Sexism in America: Alive, Well, and Ruining Our Future (Lawrence Hill Books; September 1,…
Open Phones on the Women's March on Washington
Telephone lines were open for comments after the Women’s March on Washington the day after the inauguration of…