Ladies of the nightly news

How the most electrifying campaign of our time changed everything for Katie Couric, Campbell Brown and Rachel Maddow.

It was perhaps galling that one of the smartest questions asked of Hillary Clinton in the past 18 months was posed after a presidential debate in which Clinton did not participate. But it was appropriate that it came from a journalist who understands as well as the New York senator that the path to gender parity is lined with potholes.

"Why do you think Sarah Palin has an action figure, and you have a nutcracker?" asked CBS anchorwoman Katie ... Full Story »

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Topics: Presidential Election 2008, Media and Politics, Sarah Palin, Hillary Clinton, Women, TV
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Posted by: Posted by Fabrice Florin - Oct 30, 2008 - 5:52 AM PDT
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Fabrice Florin
3.8
by Fabrice Florin - Oct. 30, 2008

Excellent report about the rise of Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow and Campbell Brown -- and the leading role played by women newscasters in helping the public better understand key issues like the economy and health care. This article is factual and presents a variety of perspectives, as well as helpful context about this fascinating topic.

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Ann Wilmer
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by Ann Wilmer - Oct. 30, 2008

Insightful analysis of how the stars aligned to produce both a female nominee and a lng overdue opportunity for women in journalism. Lots of cracks in the glass ceiling.

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