Kristie E. Miller, an award-winning biographer, begins her interview discussing the controversy surrounding her decision to attend college. Her mother, a supporter of Joseph McCarthy, always discouraged her academic interest and wanted her to go to a politically conservative school, while her father wanted her to go to a prestigious university. In Part 1, Miller reflects on the rules and regulations at Pembroke, as well as the relationship between Brown students and Pembroke students. She also discusses the effects of the turbulent political climate on campus, speaking about the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Kennedy assassination, and the Vietnam War. She moves on to reflect on gender divisions in the classroom, and mentions being sexually harassed by one of her professors. She reflects on the fact that she never had a woman professor at Pembroke, regretting that there were no models for what she might have wanted to do with her scholarship.
In Part 2, Miller remarks that women of her generation should help their daughters be assertive. She says that her generation was still conformist, and although they complained it never occurred to them to challenge authority. She then speaks about her work as a historian and author, and her pathway to that career. She moves on to explain a birth control controversy on campus and her reaction when the Brown Daily Herald broke a story that Pembroke Health Center was giving out birth control to unmarried students. Miller ends her interview by reflecting on how her Pembroke and Brown experiences benefitted her in her life.