Do The Right Thing

National Geographic Channel    “America Inside Out With Katie Couric”
Katie Couric, narrator
National Geographic/ Partners LLC (NGP), 21st Century Fox 2018
Each episode is 50 minutes in length
6 Episodes in this series that airs on Wednesday

The Revolt -  Episode Five  - America Inside Out With Katie Couric
May 9, 2018 

The family just isn’t what it used to be. “Back in the day,” as goes the current phrase for referring to the past, Dad worked 9-5, Mon-Fri, and on weekend mowed the lawn and Sunday the family went to church in the morning, then visiting relatives in the afternoon. Now, “in the day,” both Mom and Dad have careers, dinner is whatever anyone can make at that time, children have matured early and know how to put together a microwave meal.  Equality comes into play as both Mom and Dad work to gain an equal foothold in today’s economy. Why? Because it is expensive to live in today’s world. The word “inflation” is now part of the household. 

Katie Couric, in her latest National Geographic episode, took a Bias Test and she passed with flying colors. This is the type of test to determine what your inner judgmental mode is, and it could have surprising results. The brain has 200 billion neurons and in what direction are they working at any given time? In today’s world, Mom goes to work, Dad comes home and relaxes. Mom comes home---and has to prepare dinner, take care of the children and still do her office work.  Is this gender equality? Surprisingly, in a survey, 80% of women and 75% of men thought this was acceptable. 

Couric interviews Daniela Contieras, a domestic worker who reported sexual harassment and then decided to speak of  her experience to help other women. The National Domestic Workers Alliance was created. 

Look around your world and what do you see?  Coming from the field of teaching, it was common for men to have higher incomes than women because they were “the breadwinners of the family.”  It didn’t matter that a woman teacher could be a widow or divorcee and have children to raise, that’s just the way it was. In my field of music, women were always paid less than men, until there was a shortage of music teachers and parents demanded marching bands, choirs, musicals, and began to realize there was a shortage of male teachers.  Then, women band directors and choral directors began to be hired for appropriate pay. 

 Production values are excellent. 

National Geographic Partners LLC and 21st Century Fox, have joined to produce this series. The series will run on television where millions of people in 172 countries and 43 languages will see and hear it. The first four episodes are “Re-righting History” (April 11, 2018), “The Muslim Next Door” (April 18, 2018),  “Tech’s Imprint” (April 25, 2018) and “White Anxiety, (May 2, 2018.)  Following episodes will include “The Revolt” and the final episode on May 16, “The Age of Outrage.”  The organization called (NGP) returns 27 percent of proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.  For more information visit or Visit on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest. 


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