Synopsis by Alice Day
For many career women, the end of the workday simply means the beginning of the work that awaits at home. The burden of child and elderly parent care still falls primarily on the woman, and frequently the stresses can be too much. Women: A True Story: The Double Shift provides insight into the workload of the modern woman, giving examples of a surgeon and an immigrant single parent. When World War II caused a drain on the male worker population, women stepped in to take their places with scarcely a hitch. The series is hosted by Susan Sarandon.