Journalist-author Shana Alexander, June 23Trailblazing journalist Shana Alexander, whose verbal skirmishes with conservative James J. Kilpatrick on CBS' "60 Minutes" were spoofed in a "Saturday Night Live" skit, died of cancer on June 23. She was 79. Alexander reported on some of the biggest news stories of her time, including the early days of the women's rights movement, President Nixon's handling of the Vietnam War and the slaying of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany. She also wrote a number of nonfiction books, including "Anyone's Daughter," a biography of kidnapped heiress Patricia Hearst.
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