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"The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace"

Lynn Povich

About the Program

Lynn Povich, the first female senior editor at Newsweek magazine, recounts her involvement, with forty-six of her female colleagues, in a class action lawsuit against Newsweek for hiring and promotion discrimination on March 16, 1970.  The author recalls the lead-up and execution of the lawsuit, filed the same day the magazine ran a cover-story on the women's movement, and the effect the lawsuit had on the litigants and future female journalists.  Lynn Povich speaks at Books Inc. in Palo Alto, California.

About the Authors

Lynn Povich

Lynn Povich became the first female senior editor at Newsweek magazine in 1975.  She is a former senior executive producer and managing editor for MSNBC.com and editor-in-chief of Working Woman


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"The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace"

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, December 23rd at 3:45am (ET)
  • Monday, October 15th at 2am (ET)
  • Saturday, October 13th at 4pm (ET)
  • Saturday, October 13th at 8am (ET)
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