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A gutsy trio of newswomen in Sheila Weller's 'News Sorority'
A gutsy trio of newswomen in Sheila Weller's 'News Sorority'

Why has author Sheila Weller chosen these three particular women as her subjects? Get yourself past that question and you'll find in "The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour — and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News" a well-reported and refreshingly fair-minded biography of these gutsy and influential newswomen. Weller, whose previous books include "Girls Like Us," another that focuses on three prominent women (Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon), never really answers the question. What about Barbara Walters, say, or Jane Pauley or Connie Chung? These women and various others do figure in the...

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