Stay-at-home moms, working moms, seemingly perfect moms and moms whose struggles are on display -- they all make up the pop-culture moms of American film, television and music. How have mother figures like Clair Huxtable, Gloria Delgado-Pritchett and Edna Turnblad shaped the way we view mothers in America? And how do these characters reflect the nation's current values or priorities when it comes to being a mom?
- Irene Mata, associate professor of women’s and gender studies at Wellesley College.
- Rachel Rubin, professor of American studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
BONUS: CUT FOR TIME -- Our panel and Callie discuss a short clip from "Gilmore Girls"
BONUS: Check out some of the Mother's Day songs we discussed in this week's show, plus a few extras!