Season 3, Episode 16 The Woman Rebel
First Aired: May 23, 1976
The life of Margaret Sanger (1883-l966), who pioneered the birth-control movement in the U.S., is dramatized. Sanger (portrayed by Piper Laurie) is depicted during a 1955 interview as she recalls how she opened America's first birth-control clinic in 1916; her work as an obstetric nurse; and her role in developing an oral contraceptive.
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- Premiered: March 3, 1974
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- Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)