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To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbe

Episode #2045

Military Sexual Assaults: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced this week that the Pentagon has prepared a series of new measures in an effort to stop sexual assaults in the military.

Newt's Infidelity Woes: Newt Gingrich receives criticism after a recent interview with Marianne Gingrich, his second ex-wife, reveals that the GOP presidential candidate allegedly asked for an open marriage.

Paid Parental Leave: Working Mother Media President Carol Evans discusses the push for more paid parental leave in the United States.


Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Tara Setmayer; Working Mother Magazine Editor Helen Jonsen; and Independent Women's Forum Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: This weekly news analysis program is the only woman-centered national news/talk show on television. Dedicated to the premise that women of all ethnic backgrounds and political persuasions are an important part of the national dialogues, the series provides a platform for the multifaceted views of involved, informed women journalists and commentators. Topics range from women's health to family issues to women in the workplace, the environment, women in finance and education.

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