Netflix Pick of the Week: The Most Hated Woman In America
A true story of the much debated rise and demise of a woman, named Madalyn Murray O'Hair, who was known as the head atheist activist of America. She founded the organization, American Atheist, and held the position of president within the organization for 23 years. Quickly this woman became the most loathed person in the country.
"The most hated woman in America" was the title Life magazine bestowed on Madalyn Murray O’Hair, whose suit against the Baltimore Public School System went all the way to the Supreme Court and ended prayer in public schools in 1963. Big, loud and often obscene, O’Hair was a natural on television, starting with the Phil Donahue show (where she debated evangelist Bob Harrington, “The Chaplain of Bourbon Street”) before finding a seat on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show couch.