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Who is Hillary Clinton?


In 1974, Hillary Rodham, then a lawyer for the Rodino Committee, was part of the team that brought impeachment charges against President Richard Nixon. David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images
In 1974, Hillary Rodham, then a lawyer for the Rodino Committee, was part of the team that brought impeachment charges against President Richard Nixon. David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images

Hillary Clinton has been one of the most successful women in American politics, but ever since she became the First Lady of Arkansas, people have both loved and loathed her. Cristen and Caroline travel back in time to look at what shaped Hillary, how the press has treated her and what it means to be a powerful woman in the public eye.

Episode Sources:

"Clinton most admired woman for record 20th time" http://www.gallup.com/poll/187922/clinton-admired-woman-record-20th-time.aspx

"Five ways sexism colors public perception of Hillary Clinton" https://bitchmedia.org/article/five-ways-sexism-colors-public-perception-hillary-clinton

"Living History" https://books.google.com/books?id=H78s9ZbLXCIC&dq=hillary+clinton+autobiography&source=gbs_navlinks_s

"10 things you didn't know about Hillary Clinton" http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2007/01/30/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-hillary-clinton

"Biography: Hillary Rodham Clinton" http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/biography/clinton-hillary/

"LIFE with Hillary: Portraits of a Wellesley grad, 1969" http://time.com/3502935/life-with-hillary-portraits-of-a-wellesley-grad-1969/

"Hillary D. Rodham's 1969 student commencement speech" http://www.wellesley.edu/events/commencement/archives/1969commencement/studentspeech

"Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History" https://books.google.com/books?id=kDwhCwAAQBAJ&dq=Hillary+Rodham+Clinton:+A+Woman+Living+History&source=gbs_navlinks_s

"Hillary Clinton, First Lady: The 1993 'Newsweek' cover story" http://www.newsweek.com/hillary-clinton-first-lady-newsweeks-1993-cover-story-321514

"Making Hillary Clinton an issue" http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/clinton/etc/03261992.html

"Hillary Clinton's most famous feminist speech almost never happened" http://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/news/a30328/hillary-clinton-beijing-speech/

Topics in this Podcast: history, women in the workplace, gender, Politics