This week, Time.com invited me to reflect on the creation of "Free to Be...You and Me," which premiered as a TV special 40 years ago Tuesday. I was delighted to accept the offer to talk about "Free to Be" and the impact it's had on subsequent generations. Thanks for lending me the platform, Time.com -- and Happy Birthday, "Free to Be!" --MT
Forty years ago this month, a group of my friends and I released "Free to Be... You and Me," a children's record created to expel the gender and racial stereotypes of the era. Our mission was simple: to convince children that their dreams were not only boundless, but achievable. What happened next stunned all of us.