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42:41

Life is Comedy for Phyllis Diller.

Comedienne Phyllis Diller joins the show to describe how she got into comedy at the age of 37, after working as a housewife, reporter, copywriter, and in press relations.

15:31

A South African Woman on Pursuing Her Education, Adjusting to American Life

Sindiwe Magona is a fiction writer who was born and educated in South Africa. Her autobiography, "To my Children's Children," traces her life under the apartheid system. In her memoir, she describes her childhood in a poor South African town, and the hasty end a teenage pregnancy put to her career as a teacher. The memoir won an honorable mention from the 1991 Noma Award for Publishing in Africa. Magona has also published a novel, "Forced to Grow," and a collection of short stories. She currently works as a translator for the United Nations.

33:30

Film Actress Gena Rowlands

Rowlands won acclaim for her performance in "A Woman Under the Influence" and "Gloria." She collaborated with her late husband actor/screenwriter/and director John Cassavetes for thirty years. Rowlands is starring in the new film "Unhook the Stars" in which she plays Mildred, a middle-aged woman who finds herself at a crucial turning point in her life. The film was written and directed by Rowland's son, Nick Cassavetes.

20:40

Film Actress Gena Rowlands

Rowlands won acclaim for her performance in "A Woman Under the Influence" and "Gloria." She collaborated with her late husband, actor/screenwriter/and director, John Cassavetes for thirty years. Now Rowlands stars in the new film "Unhook the Stars," in which she plays Mildred, a middle-aged woman who finds herself at a crucial turning point in her life. The film was written and directed by Rowland's son, Nick Cassavetes, and just went into wide distribution. (REBROADCAST FROM 12/2/96.)

31:05

'Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety'

Judith Warner is the author of the new book Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety. In it she writes about the "choking cocktail of guilt and anxiety and resentment and regret" that is poisoning motherhood for American women. Warner is a former special correspondent for Newsweek in Paris.

42:33

Huffman and Macy Display Talents in 'Transamerica'

Husband and wife actors Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy have collaborated on the new offbeat feature Transamerica. Macy is the executive producer on the project, which features Huffman as a male-to-female transsexual who is contacted by the son she never knew she fathered.

31:56

'The Ten-Year Nap': Stay-at-Home Mama Drama

In Meg Wolitzer's new novel, a group of smart, successful women choose full-time motherhood over promising professional careers — and come to terms with the effects of that decision a decade later.

43:33

Ayelet Waldman's Memoir Of A 'Bad Mother'

Four years ago, novelist Ayelet Waldman sparked a controversy — and wound up on Oprah to defend herself — when she wrote in an essay that she loved her husband more than her children.

31:35

Ayelet Waldman: On Feeling Like A 'Bad Mother.'

Five years ago, novelist Ayelet Waldman sparked a controversy — and wound up on Oprah to defend herself — when she wrote in an essay that she loved her husband more than her children. Her memoir about that experience, Bad Mother has just been released in paperback.

This interview originally aired on May 5, 2009.

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