Before she wrote and directed such iconic films as When Harry Met Sally... and Sleepless in Seattle, Nora Ephron was a journalist. She appeared on WTTW in 1975 to discuss her book of published essays and share a hilarious story about reporting from the front lines.
Janet Guthrie was the first woman to qualify for and compete in the Indianapolis and Daytona 500s. In 1979, she spoke to WTTW's John Callaway about her most recent Indy race and the sexism she encountered as a racer.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal, known for her children's books, memoirs, and short films, died of ovarian cancer on Monday at age 51. A recent essay in The New York Times' "Modern Love" section went viral. She also appeared on The Interview Show this season.
Last month, Playboy brought back nude pictorials after a year without them. Hear part of the debate over the magazine's portrayal of women as it stood back in 1978, in an archival interview with Christie Hefner, then the VP of the company.
In Ken Burns: America's Storyteller, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Wynton Marsalis, and more celebrate the career of legendary documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. Watch clips highlighting Burns and his career.
Maya Angelou was beyond prolific, and her life touched on many of the most significant people and events of the twentieth century. The creators of a film about the great woman discuss the difficulty of capturing her multi-faceted life on film, why they admire her, and what she was like.