Season 11, Episode 7 Barbie Nation: An Unauthorized Tour
First Aired: July 14, 1998
"Barbie Nation: An Unauthorized Tour," a film by Susan Stern, examines the influence of the doll on generations of Americans. Interviewed: Barbie creator Ruth Handler and Barbie enthusiasts. Also: a visit to the National Barbie Convention; footage from TV commercials.
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- Premiered: July 5, 1988
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