TV Trailblazers

Submitted by ub on Thu, 02/18/2021 - 11:40

If I asked you to tell me your race, what would you say? How about if I asked you for your ethnicity? What about your nationality?

How are these concepts different from each other? When you think about your answers, are the groups you fit into considered a 'majority' or a 'minority' in your country and culture? Throughout the history of humanity, people have put a value on these categories and made meaning out of them. Here are two female minority trailblazers who are not often recognized in the media.

These two anchorwomen are pioneers, innovators, and trailblazers for many positions that are now standard fare.

Connie Chung is one of the most iconic figures in broadcast news history. The veteran journalist and news anchorwoman was a mainstay on TV for years, working for some of America's biggest networks. But since then, CC aka CB for those of us who worked with her. Why did she disappear from television? 

https://www.thelist.com/133881/what-happened-to-connie-chung/

Carole Simpson is an American broadcast journalistnews anchor, and author as well as the first African-American woman to anchor a major United States network newscast.

https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/broadcast-legend-carole-simpson-reflects-shaping-history/story?id=75746492

Unfortunately, as you can see below, TV anchorwomen are marginalized and cast aside to make room for younger gals.

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