A Few Good Women
Learn about early efforts to recruit women to government.
The Urgent Need for Justice Reform in America
Learn about the justice system— inside and out.
A Freedom Rider Remembers
Experience the Civil Rights Movement through a first-hand account.
The Life and Work of Andrew Wyeth
Find out what it’s like to grow up in the “first family of American art.”
The Lasting Impact of Child Maltreatment
How does chlildhood abuse impact life as an adult?
Linda Patterson Miller
Writers of the Lost Generation
How did the relationships of America’s great writers affect their work?
The Sex-Wise Parent
The way you talk with your children about sex could save them from serious harm.
The “T” Community
Gain a better understanding of what it means to be a transgender person.
America’s Role in the World
Learn about the relationship between foreign policy and nuclear weapons.
Discover what’s being done to stop the spread of infectious diseases.
- 13 Indigenous Grandmothers
- Activism/Civil Rights Movement
- American Indian Identity
- Art & Design, Publishing
- Art, Caregiving
- Art, Filmmaking
- Black Middle Class
- Child Abuse
- Chinese Culture
- Climate Change
6:20Reactions Then and Now
4:43Building a Career
13:20Women in the White House
16:25The Private Sector
2:47Current Chinese Relations Web Exclusive
3:01Proudest Accomplishments Web Exclusive
2:09Recommended Reading Web Exclusive
0:37Secretary of Commerce Web Exclusive
4:55Secretary of Commerce Web Exclusive
In 1969, President Nixon created the Task Force on Women’s Rights and Responsibilities that aimed to recruit and train women for upper-level governmental position.
Does the government have a responsibility to actively create opportunities for minority groups?
ABOUT THE EPISODE
In 1969, the Nixon administration launched a little-known initiative to recruit women to government. President Nixon’s then staff assistant, Barbara Franklin, led the effort. She talks about the project and the special collection of oral histories that document it.
For a captioned version of this interview, go to YouTube.
ABOUT THE GUEST
Barbara Franklin is President and Chief Executive Officer of Barbara Franklin Enterprises, a private investment and consulting firm headquartered in Washington, DC.
Franklin served as the 29th U.S. Secretary of Commerce in the administration of President George H.W. Bush. She has directed fourteen public companies and is currently a director of two. She received the prestigious John J. McCloy award in 1992 for her outstanding contributions to audit excellence.
More about Franklin
- A Few Good Women from University Libraries
PENN STATE CONNECTION
Franklin is a Pennsylvania State University Alumnus.
WHERE TO WATCH
Big Ten Network
Monday, April 5 at 12pm
Tuesday, April 6 at 9pm
Thursday, April 8 at 9pm
ABOUT THE HOST
Veteran interviewer Patty Satalia hosts in-depth conversations with a broad range of remarkable people.