TV Revolution Episodes

2004, TV Show

Episode Detail: Maids, Babes and Mothers - TV Revolution

A history of women on TV includes a look at the limited roles available in the 1950s---the cook, the housekeeper and the “nurse of the children”; “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and its depiction of an independent woman; the women's liberation movement in the 1960s; the barriers broken in the 1970s with shows such as “Julia”; a look at “jiggle TV” with “Three's Company” and “Charlie's Angels”; and a portrait of complicated temptress Erica Kane of “All My Children.” Interviews: Susan Lucci, Barbara Eden, Mary Tyler Moore and Suzanne Somers.

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Premiered: May 23, 2004, on Bravo
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Premise: A five-part series detailing how television has reflected and driven social change, with emphasis on the medium's impact on sex, violence, minorities, women and homosexuality.

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