Free to Be You and Me

If you were a child in the 1970's, you probably remember the TV special Free to Be You and Me that aired 40 years ago this month. The show was one part of a multi-media project that also included a record and a book. Free to Be was the brainchild of actress Marlo Thomas, and its goal was to encourage kids to defy gender stereotypes, which was fairly radical for 1972.