PBS NewsHour

'Handmaid's Tale' is a warning of taking rights for granted

Clip: 04/25/2017 | 7m 10s

America's democracy and Constitution have been replaced by a theocratic autocracy where women have lost their rights and many of them have become property, valued and controlled for the ability to bear children for wealthy families. That’s the story of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a novel that’s now a major television miniseries. Jeffrey Brown talks to author Margaret Atwood and others.

Aired: 04/25/17

Rating: NR

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