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American Experience; Pill, The

10/04/2002

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Series
American Experience
Program
Pill, The
Program Number

1509C1

Series Description

Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

Program Description

The birth control pill was developed by two elderly female activists who demanded a contraceptive women could eat like aspirin and who funded the scientific research: a devout Roman Catholic gynecologist who believed a robust sex life made for a good marriage; and a brilliant biologist who bullied a pharmaceutical company into manufacturing the revolutionary contraceptive. Finally, in May 1960, the FDA approved the sale of a pill that arguably would have a greater impact on American culture than any other drug in the nation' s history. Narrator: Blair Brown.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; Pill, The,” 10/04/2002, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EBE4650BB4C24C62BF34A8654D843032.
MLA: “American Experience; Pill, The.” 10/04/2002. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EBE4650BB4C24C62BF34A8654D843032>.
APA: American Experience; Pill, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EBE4650BB4C24C62BF34A8654D843032
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