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.
Click on a year below to see a list of that year's shows.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Program Number: 1943
Panelists: No Panel: This was a documentary.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi-
Speaker Pelosi: As Republicans prepare to take control of the House, Nancy Pelosi reflects on her legacy as the first female Speaker of the House.
Program Number: 1942
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Center for Equal Opportunity Chair Linda Chavez; The Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel; and Former Labor Dept. Official Karen Czarnecki.
Cutting the Deficit: Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), a member of the President's fiscal commission, discusses her proposal for trimming the federal deficit.
Street Nurses: The controversial method some medical professionals have adopted to decriminalize drug use.
Dr. Maya Angelou
Program Number: 1941
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Judge and Former Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; and Independent Women's Forum's Nicole Kurokawa.
Protecting Female Cadets: A report from the Defense Department shows an increase in sexual assaults at the nation's top military academies.
Mentors vs. Sponsors: A new study finds professional women need male mentors and sponsors to get promotions and higher compensation at work.
Sharing Her Wisdom: Renaissance woman Dr. Maya Angelou talks about her life, her career, and how she hopes to inspire women to see their own beauty and strength.
Program Number: 1940
Panelists: Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez; Former Clinton Advisor Patricia Sosa; Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; and Journalist and Blogger Danielle Belton.
Failing to Make The Grade: American students lag behind their global peers.
Blue-Collar Marriages: Fewer job opportunities and greater financial stress have led to a decline in marriage among the working class.
Women in Film: Lisa Cortes, executive producer of the critically-acclaimed and Oscar-nominated movie 'Precious,' talks about the state of women in Hollywood.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Program Number: 1939
Panelists: Judge and Formal Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood; Human Rights Program Specialist Mariam Memarsadeghi; and Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy.
Tracking Women Online: The Federal Trade Commission proposes a plan to protect Internet users from advertisers and cyberstalkers.
Transgender Athletes: Several sports organizations allow transgender athletes to compete, but how will their inclusion impact gender rules on and off the playing field?
- Political Islam and Political Correctness: Author and ex-Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses her book Nomad.
Older Women & Retirement
Program Number: 1805
Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Former Labor Department Official Karen Czarnecki; The Progressive Magazine's Ruth Conniff; and Conservative Columnist Star Parker.
- Same-Sex Marriage: Gay marriage proponents celebrate what could be a possible turning point as Vermont becomes the fourth state to allow same-sex marriage.
- The Bad Moms: A growing online community of mothers claim the bad-girl traits that they say motherhood threatens to take away.
- Older Women & Retirement: Faced with anxiety and inadequate savings, more women are staying in the workforce longer.
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