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The Blues of Doing Laundry

This article is more than 16 years old.

Doing laundry is hardly the highlight of anyone's week. But it has come a long way since the old days. What now takes just a few minutes used to be an all-day undertaking.

A new exhibit at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, called "Blue Monday: Doing Laundry in America," shows just how difficult it used to be. We recently toured the show with its curator, Hilary Anderson, and asked her why laundry day is still sometimes known as "Blue Monday".

This program aired on August 15, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.

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