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The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour-- and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News

Sheila Weller
Format
Book
Published
New York, New York : Penguin Press, 2014.
Language
English
ISBN
9781594204272, 1594204276
Summary
For decades, women battered the walls of the male fortress of television journalism, until finally three -- Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, and Christiane Amanpour - broke through, definitively remaking America's nightly news. Drawing on exclusive interviews with their colleagues and intimates from childhood on, bestselling author Sheila Weller crafts a lively and eye-opening narrative, revealing the combination of ambition, skill, and character that enabled these three singular women to infiltrate the once impenetrable "boys club" and become cultural icons.
Contents
  • Twenty-second teasers
  • Up-fronts. The news you give begins with the news you've lived : Diane, Christiane, Katie-- 1969, 1997, 2000
  • Morning. Louisville idealist becomes Nixon loyalist : Diane, 1945 to 1978 ; The secret princess becomes the exile in Atlanta : Christiane, 1958 to 1983 ; Little sister cheerleader to Pentagon correspondent : Katie, 1957 to 1989
  • Prime time. Brainy, blond, glamorous : Diane, 1978 to 1998 ; America's sweetheart to premature widow : Katie, 1989 to 1998 ; From Atlanta to Bosnia : a crusader is born : Christiane, 1983 to 1999
  • Sweeps. The cool drink of water versus the girl next door : Diane and Katie, 1999 to 2005 ; Home from war, still in battle : Christiane, 1997 to 2007 ; First female anchor : Katie and Diane, 2006 to 2009 ; Two out of three and then three out of six : Diane, Katie, and Christiane, 2008 to 2011
  • Cancellation. "Any white male in the chair-- " : Katie, Christiane, and Diane, 2011 to 2014.
Description
481 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 462-472) and index.
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