When Lynn Povich joined the staff of Newsweek in 1965 as a secretary, there were no women reporters. "If you want to be a writer, go somewhere else - - women don't write at Newsweek," she and her colleagues were told. But Povich and forty-five of her female colleagues including Ellen Goodman, Jane Bryant Quinn and Nora Ephron stayed and filed an EEOC complaint charging their employer with "systematic discrimination." She tells the story in a new book titled, The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued their Bosses and Changed the Workplace.
Then, Bob Balaban is an actor (Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind), director (The Exonerated), and author of children's books. His most recent is The Creature from the Seventh Grade. [Broadcast Date: October 24, 2012]