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9to5: The Story of a Movement

Season 22 Episode 7 | 1h 24m 54s | Video has closed captioning.

When Dolly Parton sang “9 to 5,” she was singing about a real movement that started with a group of secretaries in the early 1970s. Their goals were simple—better pay, more advancement opportunities and an end to sexual harassment—but as seen in 9to5: The Story of a Movement, their fight that inspired a hit would change the American workplace forever.

Aired: 02/01/21

Expired: 04/01/21

Rating: TV-PG

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