Press: Requiem for TV's Gender Gap?

A Kansas City anchorwoman's legal victory prompts debate

When Judy Woodruff became a TV news anchor in Atlanta in 1972, the station ordered her to cut her shoulder-length hair. Mary Alice Williams was urged in 1979 by NBC's New York station to change her eye color with tinted contact lenses. Dorothy Reed was forbidden in 1980 by ABC's San Francisco station to plait her hair in corn rows. The three women, and many of their counterparts, cheered last week when Christine Craft, 38, won a $500,000 damage verdict against the former owners of a...

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