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Broadcast News Pioneer Pauline Frederick



Pauline Frederick, a pioneer in broadcast news, was the first woman new anchor to appear on network television. She covered many events in the Cold War, including the Cuban Missile crisis. In this hour we talk about her legacy and the current state of women in the news industry.


  • Marilyn Greenwald, journalism professor at Ohio University and author of “Pauline Frederick Reporting: A Pioneering Broadcaster Covers the Cold War”
  • Rachel Larris, communications manager for the Women's Media Center