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The Resource The news sorority : diane sawyer, katie couric, christiane amanpour-and the (ongoing, imperfect, complicated) triumph of women in tv news, Sheila Weller, (electronic resource)

The news sorority : diane sawyer, katie couric, christiane amanpour-and the (ongoing, imperfect, complicated) triumph of women in tv news, Sheila Weller, (electronic resource)

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The news sorority : diane sawyer, katie couric, christiane amanpour-and the (ongoing, imperfect, complicated) triumph of women in tv news
Title
The news sorority
Title remainder
diane sawyer, katie couric, christiane amanpour-and the (ongoing, imperfect, complicated) triumph of women in tv news
Statement of responsibility
Sheila Weller
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Language
eng
Summary
A provocative look at the three remarkable women who revolutionized television broadcast news 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. Raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Diane Sawyer was a driven, elegant young woman in a time of societal upheaval. Her fierce intellect, almost insuperable work ethic, and mysterious emotional intelligence would catapult Sawyer from being the first female on-air correspondent for 60 Minutes to presenting heartbreaking specials on child poverty in America while anchoring the network flagship, ABC World News Tonight. Katie Couric, always convenient l y underestimated because of her girl-next-door demeanor, brazened her way through a succession of regional TV news jobs until she finally hit it big in New York. In 1991, Couric became the Today show cohost, where over the next fifteen years she transformed the 'female' slot from secondary to preeminent. Couric's greatest triumph'and most bedeviling challenge'was inheriting the mantle of Walter Cronkite at CBS Evening News, as the first woman ever to anchor a prestigious nighttime network news program. A glamorous but unorthodox cosmopolite' the daughter of a British Catholic mother and Iranian Muslim father'Christiane Amanpour made a virtue of her outsider status. She joined the fledgling CNN on the bottom rung and then became its 'face,' catalyzing its rise to global prominence. Her fearlessness in war zones and before presidents and despots would make her the world's witness to some of its most acute crises and television's chief advocate for international justice. The News Sorority takes us behind the scenes as never before to track Sawyer's, Couric's, and Amanpour's ascendance to the highest ranks of the media elite, showing that the compelling desire to report the news'a drive born of curiosity, empathy, and humanity'must be matched by guts, awesome competitive fervor, and rare strategic savvy
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RECBK
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Weller, Sheila
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  • 070.1/950922
  • B
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no index present
LC call number
PN4872
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unknown
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  • Sawyer, Diane
  • Couric, Katie
  • Amanpour, Christiane
  • Amanpour, Christiane
  • Couric, Katie
  • Sawyer, Diane
  • Social Science
  • Women television journalists
  • Women television news anchors
  • United States
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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, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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1 online resource.
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online
Isbn
9780698170032
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EB00398747
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C8E846C8-C2C2-426A-A93A-2E7DC64F5015
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  • 2005631
  • (OCoLC)883368824
  • (OCoLC)ocn883368824
  • 2005631
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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, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698170032
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00398747
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C8E846C8-C2C2-426A-A93A-2E7DC64F5015
System control number
  • 2005631
  • (OCoLC)883368824
  • (OCoLC)ocn883368824
  • 2005631

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