Tough Women

April 17, 2005
(was 06.20.2004)

Calling Lynne Cox a swimmer is like calling Mohammed Ali a tough guy.  At age fourteen, she swam to Catalina Island from mainland California.  At eighteen she swam between the islands of New Zealand.  Years later, with miles of hard swims behind her, she turned her eye to the unthinkable - the icy waters of Antarctica.  In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, tales of a long-distance swimmer.  Also, some of Hollywood’s toughest women – the stunt doubles.

  1. Amanda Micheli on Hollywood Stunt Women

    Amanda Micheli is a film-maker whose new documentary is called “Double Dare” and traces the lives of two Hollywood stunt women.

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  2. Lia Macko on Working Women

    Lia Macko tells Jim Fleming women still blame themselves for not being able to achieve everything imagined in the days of the Feminist Revolution.

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  3. Lynne Cox on "Swimming to Antarctica"

    Lynne Cox is a long distance swimmer who specializes in the impossible. She tells Steve Paulson how she trained, and how she’s able to do survive in such cold water.

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  4. Zainab Salbi on Women for Women International

    Zainab Salbi is the founder of Women for Women International, a group that helps women rebuild their lives after the devastation of war.

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