Marlene Sanders on being the first woman to anchor the evening news

The Interviews: An Oral History of Television

The Interviews: An Oral History of Television
North Hollywood, CA, United States

News correspondent/anchor Marlene Sanders tells the story of being the first woman to anchor an evening news program, which she did for one night in 1964, and shares her thoughts on why it took so long for a woman to become permanent anchor of an evening news broadcast (which happened with Katie Couric in 2006):

"Maybe they thought only men watched the evening news and that they would somehow not take a woman seriously….It took the Women’s Movement to get women into responsible, decision-making, prominent positions and certainly broadcasting is… going to wait till it’s safe. So, I guess they finally feel in 2006 that it’s safe."

Watch Marlene Sanders’ full interview, which spans her career from anchor to news producer to executive.

TelevisionAcademy.com/Interviews

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