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Susan, Linda, Nina, & Cokie : the extraordinary story of the founding mothers of NPR / Lisa Napoli.

Napoli, Lisa, 1963- (author.).

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North Kansas City Public Library 791.4402922 NAPOLI 2021 (Text) 0001002453445 Nonfiction New Checked out 06/29/2021

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In the years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, women in the workplace still found themselves relegated to secretarial positions or locked out of jobs entirely. This was especially true in the news business, a backwater of male chauvinism where a woman might be lucky to get a foothold on the "women's pages." But when a pioneering nonprofit called National Public Radio came along in the 1970s, and the door to serious journalism opened a crack, four remarkable women came along and blew it off the hinges. 0Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie is journalist Lisa Napoli's captivating account of these four women, their deep and enduring friendships, and the trail they blazed to becoming icons. They had radically different stories. Cokie Roberts was born into a political dynasty, roamed the halls of Congress as a child, and felt a tug toward public service. Susan Stamberg, who had lived in India with her husband who worked for the State Department, was the first woman to anchor a nightly news program and pressed for accommodations to balance work and home life. Linda Wertheimer, the daughter of shopkeepers in New Mexico, fought her way to a scholarship and a spot on-air. And Nina Totenberg, the network's legal affairs correspondent, invented a new way to cover the Supreme Court. Based on extensive interviews and calling on the author's deep connections in news and public radio, Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie will be as beguiling and sharp as its formidable subjects.
Subject: Stamberg, Susan, 1938-
Wertheimer, Linda.
Totenberg, Nina.
Roberts, Cokie.
National Public Radio (U.S.) > Employees > Biography.
Radio journalists > United States > Biography.
Women journalists > United States > Biography.

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