Gretchen Hamel Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) Frmr. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX)
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) Mandy Moore Rina  Shah
Gov. Mary  Fallin (R-OK) Dr. Maya Angelou Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)
Shelby Knox Jennifer Sevilla Korn Benazir Bhutto
Rep. Jan  Schakowsky (D-IL) Tara Setmayer Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton
Rep. Donna Edwards Danielle Moodie-Mills Mercedes  Viana Schlapp
Sen. Barbara  Boxer (D-CA) Hadley Heath Bay Buchanan
Karin  Agness Kay James Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

Past Programs


Summaries of To the Contrary's shows from 1996 to present are listed. You can also watch full episodes from 2010 to the present online here.

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New Year's Special

Date: 12/31/2004
Program Number: 1342
Panelists: Republican Pollster Kellyanne Conway; The Progressive Magazine's Ruth Conniff; Independent Women's Forum's Michelle Bernard; Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal.

Featured Topics:

• Year in Review: A look at the stories that hit home for women in the year 2004.

• What's to Come?: With second Bush administration and a new Congress, what women's issues will shape the next year for women.

The Christian Right and Women

Date: 12/24/2004
Program Number: 1341
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Concerned Women for America's Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse; National Organization for Women President Kim Gandy; Independent Women's Forum's Michelle Bernard.

Featured Topics:

• Social Security Reforms: With women being the main beneficiaries of Social Security. So how will President Bush's proposed changes affect them?

• Baby Makes Stress?: A new study shows baby puts a wedge between mom and dad.

• The Christian Right and Women: After an election that was highly influenced by the Christian Right, we take a look at the role women play in this group.

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Youth Entrepreneurship

Date: 12/17/2004
Program Number: 1340
Panelists: Republican Pollster Kellyanne Conway; The Progressive Magazine's Ruth Conniff; Independent Women's Forum's Leslie Sanchez; Liberal Commentator Nancy Redd.

Featured Topics:

• Media Frenzy: With so many women killed by their husbands each year, why has Scott Peterson captured the media's attention?

• Sex Patch: The FDA is reluctant to approve a new sex patch for women.

• Youth Entrepreneurship: What some urban communities are doing to help the economy and their youth at the same time.

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HRT

Date: 12/10/2004
Program Number: 1339
Panelists: Independent Women's Forum's Michelle Bernard; Liberal Commentator Patricia Sosa; Democratic Commentator Irene Natividad; Conservative Commentator Genevieve Wood; Dr. Pam Peeke, author of Fight Fat after 40.

Featured Topics:

• Women and Islam: President Musharraf of Pakistan had some surprising remarks about the treatment of Muslim women. What do his comments mean to American women?

• Declining Latino Birthrate: Latinas are choosing to have fewer babies than previous generations. Why?

• Hormone Replacement Therapy: What's a woman to do? A look at some HRT options that help women deal with menopause.

Pain Management Special

Date: 12/03/2004
Program Number: 1338
Panelists: National Institute of Mental Health's Dr. Maryland Pao.

Featured Topics:

• Alleviating Pediatric Pain: An examination of some of the model pain management programs for the young.

• Hospice Care: What Americans should know about managing pain at the end of life.

Marketing to Girls

Date: 11/26/2004
Program Number: 1337
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); FOX News Political Commentator Angela McGlowan; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; Conservative Commentator Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

• Coach Blows Whistle: Should a coach be able to stand up for his girls team without fear of retaliation?

• Status of Wo : Which states are the best for women?

• Marketing to Girls: Should marketers take more responsibility for the ads they run?

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AAUW Tenure

Date: 11/19/2004
Program Number: 1336
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Concerned Women for America's Dr.Janice Shaw Crouse; EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Democratic Commentator Irene Natividad.

Featured Topics:

• Bush Administration Changes: What will they mean for women?

• Same-Sex Sexual Harassment: The EEOC reports a rise in same-gender harassment in the workplace.

• AAUW Tenure Report: Are women being denied tenure solely because of their gender?

Low Socio-Economic Smoking

Date: 11/12/2004
Program Number: 1335
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Pollster Leslie Sanchez; Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids' Patricia Sosa; Conservative Commentator Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

• Flu Shot Shortage: How will the shortage in flu vaccines affect working mothers?

• Gay-Friendly Businesses: Even though the electorate gave gays the thumbs down, some major companies are adding anti-discrimination clauses to their policies.

• Low Socio-Economic Smoking: How does smoking affect lower income communities?

Election

Date: 11/05/2004
Program Number: 1334
Panelists: Liberal Commentator Patricia Sosa; Reublican Pollster Kellyanne Conway; Conservative Pollster Leslie Sanchez; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer.

Featured Topics:

• Women and the Election: who did women vote for, and how did women candidates fare?

• Small Businesses: do women owned businesses get their fare share of government contracts?

• Tuning Out: Women are watching fewer soap operas.

Poll Package

Date: 10/29/2004
Program Number: 1333
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Independent Women's Forum's Nancy Pfotenhauer; Democratic Pollster Anna Greenberg; Republican Strategist Leslie Sanchez.

Featured Topics:

• TTC Women's Vote Analysis: How will women vote in the upcoming election?

• Women in Combat? The Army has a plan to put women in support positions in combat divisions.

• Family Values: Are the Bushes more liberal parents than the Kerrys?

Women in Corporate America

Date: 10/22/2004
Program Number: 1332
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Independent Women's Forum's Michelle Bernard; Former Congresswoman Pat Schroeder; and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chair Cari Dominguez.

Featured Topics:

• Run Women Run: A record 137 women won major party primaries and are running for house seats, including 11 races where women face women.

• Kids and Anti-Depressants: Parents who want antidepressants for their children are having a hard time securing prescriptions.

• Women in Corporate America: What corporate America could be doing to keep working women in its ranks. Read more about this from the Leader's Edge.

527s

Date: 10/15/2004
Program Number: 1331
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); National Organization for Women President Kim Gandy; Independent Women's Forum's Leslie Sanchez; and Conservative Commentator Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

• Final Countdown: After the final debate, who will women vote for?

• Desperate Housewives?: Conflicting images of women and girls on TV.

• Independent Political Groups: What role do women play in 527 groups?

Women on Corporate Boards

Date: 10/08/2004
Program Number: 1330
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Democratic Commentator Irene Natividad; Independent Women's Forum's Michelle Bernard; and Conservative Commentator Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

• Open Adoptions: More birth parents want to get to know their child's new family.

• Abstinence Only Education: New reports ask, does it work?

• Women on Corporate Boards: How do American companies compare?

Visiting Nurses

Date: 10/01/2004
Program Number: 1329
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Independent Women's Forum's Michelle Bernard; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; Conservative Commentator Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

• The Debate: How did Bush and Kerry fare on issues important to women?

• Visiting Nurses: An innovative program brings regular health care to the homes of elderly patients.

Diabetes

Date: 09/24/2004
Program Number: 1328
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Independent Women's Forum's Michelle Bernard; Air America Radio's Laura Flanders; Conservative Commentator Carol Platt Liebau; National Institutes of Health's Dr. Judith Fradkin.

Featured Topics:

• Division of Labor: A Department of Labor study finds working women spend twice as much time on housework as working men.

• High Tolerance: Concerned parents of teenagers are hosting chaperoned drinking parties to prevent drunk driving.

• Diabetes Research: a look at new research into the sixth ranked cause of death in America.

Asian American Smoking

Date: 09/17/2004
Program Number: 1327
Panelists: Democratic Commentator Irene Natividad; Independent Women's Forum's Michelle Bernard; Liberal Commentator Patricia Sosa; Conservative Commentator Carol Platt Liebau; Columbia University's Marguerite Ro.

Featured Topics:

• Faith and Foreign Policy: The United Nations Population Fund pleads for more funding for global women's health issues, but President Bush says no, some say because of his religious convictions.

• Asian American Girls and Tobacco: A look at why smoking is on the rise among Asian-American girls

Toxic Wood?

Date: 09/10/2004
Program Number: 1326
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former U.S. Labor Secretary Lynn Martin; Liberal Commentator Patricia Sosa; Conservative Commentator Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

• Voting Grannies: A new initiative to target a seemingly neglected group of voters--grandmothers.

• Home Schooling: As kids go back to school, why more parents are keeping their children at home.

• Toxic Wood: Investigating the use of toxic chemicals in playground wood.

Ann Lewis, Democratic Women's Vote Center

Date: 09/03/2004
Program Number: 1325
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton(D-DC); Former US Labor Secretary Lynn Martin; Democratic Pollster Anna Greenberg; Conservative Commentator Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

• Republican Women: At this week's Republican National Convention, there are many Republican women surrounding President Bush. Will this have an impact on the women's vote?

• Bush Daughter's Political Debut: Bush daughters draw mixed reviews at the Republican National Convention.

• Democratic Response: To The Contrary interviews Ann Lewis, Director of Democratic Women's Vote Center, on how Democrats are taking their message to win the hearts and votes of women.

Ambition

Date: 08/27/2004
Program Number: 1324
Panelists: Democratic Commentator Irene Natividad; Conservative Commentator Janice Shaw Crouse; Fox News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan; and Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer.

Featured Topics:

• Campaigning Wives: First Lady Laura Bush raises her profile on the campaign trail. Will it help the president win the women's vote this Fall?

• Working Women, Healthier Happier: A new study says working women are healthier than women who don't work full-time.

• Fading Ambitions: An interview with Anna Fels, author of "Necessary Dreams: Ambition in Changing Women's Lives" about why ambitious girls often lose sight of their dreams as they grow up.

Ann Crittenden

Date: 08/20/2004
Program Number: 1323
Panelists: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Janice Shaw Crouse; Fox News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan; and Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer.

Featured Topics:

• Wholesale Discrimination: Sex Discrimination lawsuits are way up in the last decade, including a new proposed class action suit against Costco Wholesalers.

• Freaky Forties: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis considers retiring rather than age on- screen.

• Moms as Managers: Why good moms at home make great managers at work. An interview with Ann Crittenden, author of "The Price of Motherhood" and "If You've Raised Kids, You Can Manage Anything."

Tobacco and Minorities

Date: 08/13/2004
Program Number: 1322
Panelists:

Featured Topics:

• Smoking in Minority Communities: A special look at programs helping minority communities quit smoking and tobacco companies efforts to target them.

Forte Foundation--Women and MBAs

Date: 08/06/2004
Program Number: 1321
Panelists: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Republican Pollster Kellyanne Conway; Ms. Magazine's Amy Richards; and Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer.

Featured Topics:

• White House Wages: Leaked salary data shows women in the Bush White House are earning less than men in the White House. But not because of wage discrimination, rather because men outrank and outnumber women there.

• Too Much Multitasking? A new study says the memory loss and moodiness in menopausal women once attributed to age and hormones, may actually be caused by too much mult-tasking.

• Women Shunning MBAs: Why there are so many fewer women in business schools compared to medical and law schools.

Winning Women Initiative

Date: 07/30/2004
Program Number: 1320
Panelists: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Republican Pollster Kellyanne Conway; Independent Women's Forum's Leslie Sanchez; Liberal Commentator Patricia Sosa.

Featured Topics:

• DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION: How will women voters respond to this week's political spectacle in Boston?

• WINNING WOMEN INITIATIVE: Co-Chair of the Republican National Committee, Ann Wagner discusses the Winning Women initiative, a program aimed towards attracting more women to the Republican party.

Violence in the NCAA

Date: 07/23/2004
Program Number: 1319
Panelists: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Concerned Women for America's Janice Shaw Crouse; Former Clinton White House Deputy Chief of Staff Maria Echaveste; Independent Women's Forum's Nancy Pfotenhauer.

Featured Topics:

• WOMEN AND THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION: Women will be taking on very important roles in this year's Democratic Convention. The Democratic women will address the issues important to all women.

• MIXING ENTERTAINMENT AND POLITICS: Singer Linda Ronstadt was kicked out of a Las Vegas hotel for her outspoken political views. How much influence do entertainers have on public opinion?

• VIOLENCE IN THE NCAA: An interview with Rep. Janice Schakowsky (D- IL), provides a revealing look at how the NCAA nurtures violence in athletes.

WUFPAC

Date: 07/16/2004
Program Number: 1318
Panelists: Eleanor Smeal Feminist Majority Foundation; Karen Czarnecki Conservative Commentator; Patricia Sosa Liberal Commentator; Angela McGlowan Fox News Political Analyst.

Featured Topics:

• TERESA HEINZ KERRY AS FIRST LADY?: This country has had a number of memorable First Ladies, ranging from the demure to the more outspoken. With the progress of the Kerry/Edwards campaign, how would Teresa Heinz Kerry be compared to past First Ladies?

• THE "WIFE ACCEPTANCE FACTOR": Latest trends show manufacturers have become aware of women's influence over electronic purchases and are designing technology to appease the demands of women.

• WOMEN UNDER FORTY: WUFPAC (Women Under Forty Political Action Committee) encourages young women to run for political office.

Children's Mental Health

Date: 07/09/2004
Program Number: 1317
Panelists: Democratic Pollster Anna Greenberg; Conservative Commentator Karen Czarnecki; Democratic Commentator Irene Natividad; Independent Women's Forum's Leslie Sanchez.

Featured Topics:

• WOMEN VOTERS & BUSH: A recent Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner Research/ To The Contrary poll reveals new data on how Bush appeals to women voters for this upcoming election.

• PAID FAMILY LEAVE:California recently became the first state to require paid family medical leave. Will other states follow suit?

• CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH:Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) proposes reforms to state healthcare to better meet the needs of families with mentally ill children.

Latina Health Care

Date: 07/02/2004
Program Number: 1316
Panelists: Conservative Commentator Karen Czarnecki; Democratic Commentator Irene Natividad; Independent Women's Forum Leslie Sanchez; National Organization for Women's Kim Gandy.

Featured Topics:

• THE OPT-IN REVOLUTION: A new Catalyst survey contradicts prior findings by revealing fifty-five percent of top female executives are aiming for the chief executive or equivalent position.

• WOMEN IN AFGHANISTAN: President Bush, in a meeting with President Karzai, touted women's gains in Afghanistan. Human rights groups however, aren't yet declaring a victory.

• LATINA HEALTH CARE:The Latina population is growing and more than any other group these women lack health care. Why are so many uninsured?

Biology of Aging

Date: 06/25/2004
Program Number: 1315
Panelists: Conservative Commentator Karen Czarnecki; National Organization for Women's Kim Gandy; Independent Women's Forum's Michelle Bernard; Democratic Strategist Kirsten Powers; National Institutes of Health's Dr. Judith Salerno.

Featured Topics:

• WOMEN, BUSH & IRAQ: For the first time ever, Bush's approval rating has fallen below 50 percent. The gender gap is widest on issues concerning the war.

• WAL-MART ON PAY EQUITY: In defense of a sex-discrimination lawsuit, Wal-Mart blames the pay disparities in men and women on alleged differences in job aspirations.

• BIOLOGY OF AGING: Exploring the science behind aging and advances in research to treat Alezheimers, dementia, and other age-related diseases.

Fathering

Date: 06/18/2004
Program Number: 1314
Panelists: Democratic Commentator Irene Natividad; Independent Women's Forum's Leslie Sanchez; Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary; Concerned Women For America's Janice Shaw Crouse.

Featured Topics:

• WOOING WOMEN AND CHURCHGOERS: Statistics show that women and churchgoers will be influential in this year's election. What should the Presidential candidates do to gain their support ?

• LADIES NIGHT RULED ILLEGAL: Bars in New Jersey and other states make Ladies Nights illegal. We discuss whether this type of gender promotion is discriminatory.

• FATHERS OF THE NEW MILLENIUM: How have men's roles in the family structure changed over the years?

New Jersey Family Support

Date: 06/11/2004
Program Number: 1313
Panelists: Liberal Commentator Patricia Sosa; Independent Women's Forum's Leslie Sanchez; Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary; Republican Commenatator Carol Platt Liebau.

Featured Topics:

• FIRST LADIES ON PUBLIC POLICY: First Lady Laura Bush refuses to endorse Former First Lady Nancy Reagan's call to relax restrictions on stem cell research after the death of former President and Alzheimer's victim, Ronald Reagan. We'll look at the role of first ladies and shaping public policy.

• STEPFORD WIVES: What does the remake of the movie The Stepford Wives tell us about gender dynamics today?

• NEW JERSEY FAMILY SUPPORT: Instead of pulling families apart, a new public-private partnership provides teens with services in high school once only available to middle-class families.

Education Reform

Date: 06/04/2004
Program Number: 1312
Panelists: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Cari Dominguez; Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Karen Czarnecki; Liberal Commentator Patricia Sosa; The McKenzie Group Ericka Miller

Featured Topics:

• MATERNITY LEAVE IN THE WORKPLACE: With lean staffs and a mini- baby boom, how is maternity leave affecting the dynamics of the workplace?

• TITLE IX AND THE OLYMPICS: Women represent nearly half American athletes in the upcoming Olympic games in Greece. We debate what's causing this recent trend.

• PUBLIC SCHOOL PRINCIPALS AS MASTER TEACHERS: A new program in San Diego attempts to improve public school education by training principals to become master teachers and mentors.

Home Ownership

Date: 05/28/2004
Program Number: 1311
Panelists: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Fox News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan; Liberal Commentator Patricia Sosa; Conservative Commentator Karen Czarnecki; National NeighborWorks Association and Inglewood Home Ownership Services' Martina Guilfoil.

Featured Topics:

• GENDER ROLES IN THE MILITARY: The rise of female casualties in Iraq has seemingly gone unnoticed while women's roles in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal have been in the media spotlight. Why? And does a gender-neutral military really mean gender equality?

• HOME OWNERSHIP: Single mothers are in greater need of a place to call home than many others, yet less than half of single moms have homes to call their own. A look at the barriers single women face and the importance of homeownership in achieving economic self-sufficiencey.

Hospice and Palliative Care

Date: 05/21/2004
Program Number: 1310
Panelists: Democratic Commentator Irene Natividad; Republican Pollster Kellyanne Conway; Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; Independent Women's Forum's Leslie Sanchez.

Featured Topics:

• RETURING TO THE WORKFORCE: Full-time moms wanting to return to work are having difficulty reentering the workforce.

• BUSH AND ERASING RESEARCH: The National Council for Research on Women accuses the Bush Administration of ending government research on important women's issues.

• END OF LIFE ATTITUDES: A look at America's attitudes towards the care of terminally ill patients focuses on care not cure.

Founding Mothers

Date: 05/14/2004
Program Number: 1309
Panelists: National Organization for Women's Kim Gandy; Republican Pollster Kellyanne Conway; Liberal Commentator Irene Natividad; Heritage Foundation's Dana White.

Featured Topics:

• IRAQI PRISONER ABUSE: Women soldiers take part in sexual mistreatment in wartime for the first time in American history.

• WOMEN AT THE VOTING BOOTHS: A new poll looks at why some women may not be casting their ballots this Fall.

• COKIE ROBERTS AND THE FOUNDING MOTHERS: A conversation with journalist Cokie Roberts about the role of women in the early fight for American democracy.

Women's Groups on College Campuses

Date: 05/07/2004
Program Number: 1308
Panelists: Liberal Commentator Patricia Sosa; Independent Women's Forum's Charlotte Hays; Democratic Pollster Anna Greenberg; The Heritage Foundation's Dana White.

Featured Topics:

• TEEN FASHION: Retailers go after a new growth market: fashions for plus-size teenagers.

• WORKING MOMS: A legal victory for moms facing discrimination at work.

• CAMPUS OUTREACH: Liberal and conservative campus groups work with campus activists on women's issues.

Kids and Pain

Date: 04/30/2004
Program Number: 1307
Panelists: Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; Independent Women's Forum's Charlotte Hays; Liberal Commentator Patricia Sosa; The Heritage Foundation's Dana White; National Institute of Mental Health's Dr. Maryland Pao.

Featured Topics:

• WOMEN IN IRAQ:Two Witmar sisters requested reassignment to a non-combat area after their third sister was killed in Iraq. Will their decision impact other women in the services?

• WOMEN IN BUSINESS: Areport finds women owned businesses are driving job creation.

• KIDS AND PAIN: Doctors are making advances in pain-relief and distraction techniques for children undergoing medical treatment.

Single Women's Vote

Date: 04/23/2004
Program Number: 1306
Panelists: Democratic Commentator Megan Beyer; Family Research Council's Genevieve Wood; Liberal Commentator Nancy Redd; Independent Women's Forum's Leslie Sanchez.

Featured Topics:

• CAMPUS DIVERSITY: This year's University of Michigan admissions are nearly as diverse as last year's, despite last summer's Supreme Court decision dismantling their point-based affirmative action program.

• ABORTION ACTIVISM: Hundreds of thousands of pro-choice women on the national mall this weekend demanding access to abortion and family planning services.

• WOMEN'S VOICES, WOMEN'S VOTES: 22 million single women did not vote in the last presidential election. Pollsters Celinda Lake and Kellyanne Conway discuss the implications of a new non-partisan effort to get them to the polls this election year.

Lowey/Prescription Drugs

Date: 04/16/2004
Program Number: 1305
Panelists: Democratic Pollster Anna Greenberg; Liberal Commentator Irene Natividad; Polling Company's Monica Watson, and Heritage Foundation's Dana White.

Featured Topics:

• WOMEN'S VOTE 2004: Results from a special Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner/ To the Contrary poll sheds light on how women may be casting their presidential ballots this Fall

• THE APPRENTICE WOMEN: The women of Donald Trump's reality tv show "The Apprentice" may be re-defining young women's roles in the work world.

• MEDICARE AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS: An interview with Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) on Medicare reforms she's proposing to make prescription drugs more affordable for American seniors.

Mommy Myth

Date: 04/09/2004
Program Number: 1304
Panelists: Conservative Commentator Karen Czarnecki; Liberal Commentator Patricia Sosa; Fox News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan; The Progressive's Ruth Conniff.

Featured Topics:

• GIRLS WHO WEAR GLASSES: New study finds women with post-graduate education are just as likely as their peers to marry.

• OVERTIME RIGHTS & WRONGS: The Department of Labor and the AFL- CIO disagree on what new overtime rules will mean for working women.

• MOMMY MYTH: Author Susan Douglas on how the idealization of motherhood hurts women.

Diets

Date: 04/02/2004
Program Number: 1303
Panelists: Conservative Commentator Karen Czarnecki; Liberal Commentator Patricia Sosa; Dana White of the Heritage Foundation; The Progressive's Ruth Conniff.

Featured Topics:

• THE UNBORN VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE ACT: A look at the importance for women's rights and the upcoming election.

• YOU'RE ON THE AIR: Air America- the new liberal talk radio network takes debuts.

• FAD DIETS: Why they don't work for all women, and how to find the right diet for your needs.

Paula Dobriansky/ International Women's Rights

Date: 03/26/2004
Program Number: 1302
Panelists: Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL); Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT); National Organization for Women President Kim Gandy; The Heritage Foundation's Dana White.

Featured Topics:

• MARCH MADNESS: Are we paying enough attention to women college ball players?

• WOMEN AND DEPRESSION: New studies find women tend to ruminate over negative thoughts more than men.

• INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S RIGHTS: Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky on the status of women in post-war Afghanistan and Iraq.

Financial Success

Date: 03/19/2004
Program Number: 1301
Panelists: National Organization for Women President Kim Gandy; Independent Women's Forum's Leslie Sanchez; Liberal Commentator Patricia Sosa; Conservative Commentator Karen Czarnecki.

Featured Topics:

• BUSH WOMEN: How Laura and Barbara Bush weigh in to the upcoming presidential campaign.

• SAME-SEX BENEFITS: As the gay marriage debate continues, more private companies are offering benefits packages to same-sex couples.

• FINANCIAL SUCCESS: Washington Post Financial Columnist Michelle Singletary on Money Mantras for women.

Journalism Special Show

Date: 03/12/2004
Program Number: 1252
Panelists:

Featured Topics:

Topics: DIVERSITY IN JOURNALISM

• WOMEN IN MEDIA: Women are media consumers, journalism students, and reporters. But why do women so rarely head news organizations?

• ETHNIC MEDIA EXPLOSION: Mainstream media are hurting for viewers, but ethnic media outlets are booming.

• DIVERSITY PIPELINE: The declining number of urban high school newspapers may be drying the pipeline for diversity in mainstream news rooms.

Femme Pharma

Date: 03/05/2004
Program Number: 1251
Panelists: Independent Women's Forum's Leslie Sanchez; Democratic Commentator Nancy Redd; FoxNews Political Analyst Angela McGlowan; Democratic Commentator Irene Natividad.

Featured Topics:

• WHITE HOUSE WOMEN: Comparing the number of women appointees in the current and past presidents' administrations.

• MAIDEN NAMES AT MARRIAGE: More and more college-educated women are opting to keep their maiden names at marriage, reversing the trend set by name-changers in the last century.

• WOMEN AND DRUGS: Pharmaceuticals may be marketing to women in increasing numbers, but are drug manufacturers really looking out for women's needs?

Pay Equity

Date: 02/27/2004
Program Number: 1250
Panelists: Independent Women's Forum's Nancy Pfotenhauer; University of Missouri's Geneva Overholser; FoxNews Political Analyst Angela McGlowan; Democratic Commentator Irene Natividad.

Featured Topics:

• HELP WANTED: Polls show women care more than men about creating more "good" jobs.

• OUNCE OF PREVENTION: Preventive mastectomies drastically reduce cancer rates for women with genetic predisposition for breast cancer.

• PAY EQUITY: Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) on how the Paycheck Fairness Act would strengthen equal pay laws for women.

Work-Life Balance

Date: 02/20/2004
Program Number: 1249
Panelists: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chair Cari Dominguez; BusinessWeek's Michelle Conlin; Fox News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan.

Featured Topics:

• MILITARY SHAME: Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld orders an investigation of sexual assault by soldiers serving in Iraq and Kuwait.

• WOMEN SENATORS: 5 of the 14 Women Senators are up for reelection this year and some face tough challengers.

• WORK-LIFE BALANCE: Work-life expert, Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ellen Bravo of Take Care Net, on why family friendly work policies matter in the 2004 election.

SchoolResults.org

Date: 02/13/2004
Program Number: 1248
Panelists: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative COmmentator Karen Czarnecki; BusinessWeek's Michelle Conlin; The Heritage Foundation's Dana White; U.S. Dept. of Education's Nina Rees.

Featured Topics:

• KERRY VS. BUSH: A comparison of their wives and their military histories and whether women voters care about either.

• HILLARY SWANK GETS OUT THE VOTE: An interview with Hillary Swank about her role as a sexy young suffragist in the HBO film Iron Jawed Angels.

• TEST SCORES ONLINE: www.schoolresults.org A look at a new website that lets parents and teachers see how their kids' test scores stack up to schools across the country.

Dr. Dorothy Height

Date: 02/06/2004
Program Number: 1247
Panelists: BusinessWeek's Michelle Conlin; Former White House Chief of Staff, Maria Echaveste; Heritage Foundation's Dana White; Republican Pollster Kellyanne Conway.

Featured Topics:

• A Catalyst study finds companies with more women executives earn higher profits.

• European feminists challenge the International Olympic Committee to ban from competition national delegations that refuse to include women athletes.

• A discussion with civil right's leader Dr. Dorothy Height on the history and progress of African-American women.

Sen. Mary Landrieu

Date: 01/30/2004
Program Number: 1246
Panelists: BusinessWeek's Michelle Conlin; Former White House Chief of Staff Maria Echaveste; The Heritage Foundation's Dana White; Women's Business Enterprise National Council's Susan Bari.

Featured Topics:

• How will women and minorities vote in the Democratic presidential primaries?

• Martha Stewart goes on trial before a mainly-female jury.

• Sen. Mary Landrieu on women and financial independence.

Minority Men's Health

Date: 01/23/2004
Program Number: 1245
Panelists: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Dana White; Liberal Commentator Patricia Sosa; Family Research Council's Genevieve Wood; and Columbia University's Dr. Marguerite Ro.

Featured Topics:

• Gay Fathers Becoming Stay-at-Home Dads

• Cosmetic Foot Surgery Popular for Stiletto-Heel Wearers

• Minority Men's Health: The health risks and challenges faced by minority men and how women in their lives can promote better health

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Corporate Criminals

Date: 01/16/2004
Program Number: 1244
Panelists: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Dana White; Liberal Commentator Patricia Sosa; and Republican Strategist Leslie Sanchez.

Featured Topics:

  • Women's Vote and the Iowa Caucuses
  • Bush Administration Promotes Marriage
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School Readiness

Date: 01/09/2004
Program Number: 1243
Panelists: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Clinton Deputy Chief of Staff Maria Echaveste; Conservative Commentator Karen Czarnecki; and Independent Women's Forum's Leslie Sanchez

Featured Topics:

  • Bush and the White Man's Vote
  • Commercializing Ultrasound Technology
  • School Readiness: A model program for universal pre-school in Michigan

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Seductress

Date: 01/02/2004
Program Number: 1242
Panelists: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Clinton Deputy Chief of Staff Maria Echaveste; Conservative Commentator Karen Czarnecki; and Independent Women's Forum's Leslie Sanchez

Featured Topics:

• Women, Minorities Making Professional Gains

• Returning to HRT

• Interview with Betty Prioleau, Author of "Seductress"

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