Social Issues March 8, 2012
ON TONIGHT: George Celebrates International Women's Day

On tonight's show, George has the opportunity to celebrate International Women's Day by speaking with three strong and inspiring women: Actress and actvist Olivia Wilde, filmmaker Léa Pool, and physicist, food activist and thinker Vandana Shiva.

There is a saying that women "hold up half the sky", a statement that underscores the need for men and women to work together in order for society to meet its full potential. The saying also provides both the title and inspiration for a book by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, chronicling the challenges and forms of oppression that many women around the world face on a daily basis.

Olivia Wilde was in Kenya recently to work on a documentary version of Half the Sky. While there, she met with a number of women whose stories appear in the film. Here she is talking to George about the inspiration she took from those encounters:

Vandana Shiva, meanwhile, tells George about what International Women's Day means to her - and takes the opportunity to give him a big hug:

Tune in tonight to see the full interviews with Wilde and Shiva, as well as George's discussion with Léa Pool.

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