About the Program
In August of 1995, journalist Elsa Walsh talked about her book, "Divided Lives: The Stories of Three Accomplished Women," published Simon & Schuster. The three women mentioned are Meredith Viera, who was a television journalist for CBS; Rachel Worby, who was a classical music conductor, and Alison Estabrook, who is a surgeon in New York. She interviewed dozens of women but eventually settled on these three representatives. The book focuses on how difficult it was for these three women to lead "divided lives" between their careers and their families, even after the women's liberation movement.