In My House

American Masters: The Women’s List

Last Friday night my husband was out of town so I was snuggling my daughter on the couch and channel surfing when I stumbled upon PBS’s American Masters: The Women’s List. It featured brief, but poignant, interviews with 15 notable American women.

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The interviews were touching and inspiring. While watching them, I looked down at my daughter and almost teared up just thinking about all the opportunities I want for her in this life. It also made me want to go back to undergrad (where I minored in Women’s Studies) and take another feminist history course. I just love that stuff. You can watch the episode any time on

The list:

Madeleine Albright, U.S. Secretary of State, 1997-2001
Gloria Allred, lawyer
Laurie Anderson, artist
Sara Blakely, entrepreneur
Margaret Cho, comedian
Edie Falco, actor
Elizabeth Holmes, scientist and entrepreneur
Betsey Johnson, fashion designer
Alicia Keys, singer-songwriter
Aimee Mullins, athlete and fashion model
Nancy Pelosi, politician
Rosie Perez, actor
Shonda Rhimes, writer-producer
Wendy Williams, talk show host
Nia Wordlaw, pilot