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Via live video from New York on the night of her nomination, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tells the DNC crowd, "We just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet." (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
Via live video from New York on the night of her nomination, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tells the DNC crowd, "We just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet." (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
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Hillary Clinton was formally nominated for president Tuesday, becoming the first female presidential nominee of a major political party.

"I can't believe we just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet," Clinton said to the convention via video. "If there are any little girls out there who stayed up late to watch. Let me just say, I may become the first woman president. But one of you is next."

We'll look at the history of women vying for the presidency and what a woman in the White House could look like, as well as get a personal look at Clinton's work for women and families.

Guests

Ellen Fitzpatrick, professor or history at the University of New Hampshire and author of "The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency." She tweets @EllenFitzp.

Melissa Ludtke, former correspondent with Time magazine who covered children's and family issues and a longtime friend of Hillary Clinton's. She also contributes to WBUR's opinion page, Cognoscenti. She tweets @MelissaLudtke.

Dr. Paula Johnson, president of Wellesley College. She tweets @DrPaulaJohnson.

This segment aired on July 27, 2016.

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