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memories of the ’80s – Golden Girl: The Story of Jessica Savitch by Alannah Nash

In the late 1980s, biographer Alannah Nash wrote the first story on the life of a noted TV journalist: Golden Girl: The Story of Jessica Savitch. Savitch was only 36 when she died in mysterious circumstances, and Nash, a writer … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Geraldo

In the late 1980s, journalist Geraldo Rivera decided to join the talk show ranks with a show that would become infamous for one episode: Geraldo. A lawyer and journalist, Rivera started his life defending Puerto Rican activists before transitioning into … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Dr. Ruth

At the beginning of the 1980s, radio listeners were mesmerized by a woman who wanted to talk about health, psychology and sex; Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Struggling radio station WYNY FM in New York City decided to take a risk, with … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – VIVA: The International Magazine for Women

For ladies of the 1970s, the equal opportunities that were being offered as the stereotypes were being broken down led to erotica, with the debut of Viva: The International Magazine for Women in 1973. Published by Bob Guccione and his … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Sassy Magazine

For teen girls of the late 1980s, a new magazine voice became a fixation – Sassy Magazine. Launched by Australian publisher Sandra Yates with editor Jane Pratt, Sassy had a half Aussie, half American staff and showed young women what … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Dynamite Magazine

For kids of the 1970s, pop culture was easily found in Dynamite Magazine. Created by Jenette Kahn, the magazine was published by Scholastic Press, starting in March 1974. Kahn edited the first three issues of the magazine, and then the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Playgirl

In the 1970s, marketing to women took a new turn with the launch of Playgirl, featuring nude and semi-nude men, displayed the same way women had been shown in the pages of Playboy and Penthouse. Published in June 1973 by … Continue reading

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