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Geraldine Ferraro 'On Point'

Geraldine Ferraro waves to the crowd at the 1984 Democratic Victory Gala with her running mate, presidential candidate Walter Mondale. (AP)
Geraldine Ferraro waves to the crowd at the 1984 Democratic Victory Gala with her running mate, presidential candidate Walter Mondale. (AP)

A trailblazer for women in politics, former Democratic vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro died Saturday. She was 75.

"By choosing a woman to run for our nation's second highest office, you send a powerful signal to all Americans. There are no doors we cannot unlock," Ferraro said in her acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in 1984.

In 2008, Geraldine Ferraro joined us On Point to talk about the role gender — and sexism, she said — played in Hillary Clinton's historic run for the White House. Here's an excerpt from her conversation with Tom on that show.

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You can listen to the entire show here on Gender and the Clinton Campaign.

This program aired on March 29, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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