Seen and Heard: The Women of Television News

Seen and Heard: The Women of Television News

by Nichola D. Gutgold
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739120174

ISBN-13: 9780739120170

Pub. Date: 03/27/2008

Publisher: Lexington Books

As a messenger of television news, an anchorperson must hook the audience and make them pay attention. In America, there has been a strong tradition of male news anchors_Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, Peter Jennings. These men, perched at their 'electronic hearths', recounted the details of America's most significant history to its citizens. Today,

Overview

As a messenger of television news, an anchorperson must hook the audience and make them pay attention. In America, there has been a strong tradition of male news anchors_Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, Peter Jennings. These men, perched at their 'electronic hearths', recounted the details of America's most significant history to its citizens. Today, women are visible in every area of television news, even in the hallowed anchor chair, but their presence has been hard-fought and continues to present unique challenges. When Oprah Winfrey edorsed the presidential candidacy of Barack Obama, it reinforced the tremendous power a broadcaster can wield. Seen and Heard examines the lives, careers, and communication styles of twelve of the most compelling and recognizable women of television news, including Christiane Amanpour, Elizabeth Vargas, Diane Sawyer, Paula Zahn, Judy Woodruff, and Candy Crowley. From Barbara Walters's vast career that spans more than half a century to Katie Couric's historic appointment as the sole anchor of the CBS Evening News, this book explores the obstacles and opportunities for women in broadcasting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739120170
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
03/27/2008
Series:
Lexington Studies in Political Communication Series
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Table of Contents Chapter 2 Dedication Chapter 3 Acknowledgements Chapter 4 Foreword Chapter 5 Introduction: Anchors in America Chapter 6 1 From Persistent to Powerful: Barbara Walters Chapter 7 2 Anchors Away: Connie Chung and Elizabeth Vargas Chapter 8 3 Where There's a War, There's Amanpour: Christiane Amanpour Chapter 9 4 Politically Speaking: Dana Bash, Candy Crowley, Andrea Mitchell, and Judy Woodruff Chapter 10 5 Veteran and Varied: Diane Sawyer, Lesley Stahl, and Paula Zahn Chapter 11 6 From Morning to Evening: Katie Couric Chapter 12 7 Turning Up the Volume: The Future of Women in Television Broadcasting Chapter 13 Bibliography Chapter 14 Index Chapter 15 About the Author

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