As we started to watch "Anchorman" for the umpteenth time, the wife remarked how stupid that movie is. We didn't argue — there really is no point — and decided to look up who the first woman to anchor the news was (it obviously wasn't Veronica Corningstone).
While we can't say for sure about local news, the first anchorwoman in network history was Marlene Sanders, who, like the fictional Corningstone, had to step in for a mustached Ron — no, not Burgundy, but Cochran. Back in 1964, the American public who tuned to ABC were surprised by a woman reading the news. The gall!
Sanders went on to become the first female on-the-field correspondent of the Vietnam War, as well the first female vice president of ABC News. She then moved to CBS, where she won multiple Emmys for producing documentaries.
So, clearly, a pioneer, and also a Jew. See what interesting things you can learn from watching a stupid movie?
By the way, the wife ended up watching "Anchorman" with us. Told you it's best not to argue...