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North Salem Author's Book Hits The Small Screen As Amazon Prime Show

Inspired by real events, "Good Girls Revolt" follows a group of young female researchers in 1969 at “News of the Week,” as they embark on their revolution journey for equality in the workplace.
Inspired by real events, "Good Girls Revolt" follows a group of young female researchers in 1969 at “News of the Week,” as they embark on their revolution journey for equality in the workplace. Video Credit: Amazon Video
Amazon's "Good Girls Revolt" is based on the book by North Salem resident Lynn Povich.
Amazon's "Good Girls Revolt" is based on the book by North Salem resident Lynn Povich. Photo Credit: Submitted
North Salem resident Lynn Povich acts as consulting producer on Amazon's "Good Girls Revolt."
North Salem resident Lynn Povich acts as consulting producer on Amazon's "Good Girls Revolt." Photo Credit: Submitted

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Lynn Povich thought she was writing history when she published "Good Girls Revolt" in 2012.

Her non-fiction book about the job discrimination -- and sexual inequality -- that occurred at "Newsweek" in the mid 1960s, prompting her and 46 female colleagues to sue their employer, has gained even more relevance in light of the Roger Ailes ouster at Fox News and Republican Presidential Nominee Donald J. Trump's comments on "Access Hollywood."

And now, folks can get a taste of what life was like for women trying to make a name for themselves in the new Amazon series, "Good Girls Revolt," which premieres Friday, Oct. 28, on Amazon Prime.

The 10-episode show -- a fictionalization of the book -- follows five women, researchers at "News of the Week" magazine in 1969 New York as they navigate the intellectual challenges and social upheavals of the times.

Povich acts as consulting producer and says the pilot -- it premiered last November (see earlier Daily Voice story HERE ) -- shows that while much has changed, much still needs to be done.

"I knew that Hillary as a candidate would raise a lot of women’s issues that normally are not raised in a presidential election but who would have expected that the conversation between Donald Trump and the Roger Ailes situation would dominate the conversation – for better or for worse," she said.

Povich hopes viewers, after seeing the show, understand that the lessons of what happened at "Newsweek" years ago, are not just women's issues. Another message she hopes folks take away from the show is that if people -- men and women together -- organize and talk about their issues, they can turn around their corporate culture.

The North Salem resident is particularly interested in how young women react to the show. "There was a time when young women didn't like being called feminists," she said. "But with the current climate, that's really changed. I hope they can relate and a) see that a lot needs to be done -- and b) that they can do it."

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