Guest Host: Susan Page

Barbie is about to celebrate her fiftieth birthday, but she’s just as slim and wrinkle-free as ever. We take a look at the creation of the iconic doll and her enduring impact.


  • Katha Pollitt Poet and columnist for "The Nation;" her most recent book is "Learning to Drive: And Other Life Stories"
  • Robin Gerber Author, "Barbie and Ruth: The Story of the World's Most Famous Doll and the Woman Who Created Her"
  • M.G. Lord Author, "Forever Barbie: The Unauthorized Biography of a Real Doll"
  • Agnes Nairn Professor of marketing, EMLYON Business School

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