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August 15: Premier of HBO Documentary about the life of Gloria Steinem

HBO will premiere its documentary about the life of Gloria Steinem and the birth of the feminist movement in America on Monday, August 15, 2011 at 9 p.m. EST.  Gloria is an activist and writer who has been a leader in the social justice and feminist movements since the early 1960′s.  A co-founder of MS Magazine, Gloria Steinem has won numerous awards for her work as a voice for equality for women and an advocate for women’s rights.

GLORIA: In Her Own Words chronicles Steinem’s emergence as a leader in the modern women’s liberation movement.

She was a feminist at a time when many dismissed women’s rights as a joke.  She chose not to marry in an era when women were wives and mothers.  And she did it all with wit, style and grace.

An intimate biographical portrait of Gloria Steinem, an enduring feminist icon for more than 40 years, GLORIA:  IN HER OWN WORDS profiles a crusader whose singular focus has been the fight for women’s equal rights in the U.S. and around the world.  Combining recent and archival interviews that showcase her compassion and sharp sense of humor, the film debuts MONDAY, AUG. 15 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.