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To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbe

Episode #2135

Women Make History in Politics: Twenty women will serve in the U.S. Senate come January. There will also be a record number of women in the House of Representatives. Most of the winners this year were Democrats. Why and what will this mean for women?

The Women's Vote: Women make up 54 percent of the electorate who voted. Of that number, 55 percent voted for President Obama while 44 percent voted for GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Obama claimed the single women vote, while married women preferred Romney.

Returning Women Veterans: With veterans day right around the corner, we spoke with women vets about their experiences returning home and transitioning back to everyday life.

Panelists: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); FOX News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan; Women's Campaign Fund President Siobohan "Sam" Bennett; Republican Commentator Mercedes Viana Schlapp. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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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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