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How I Became the First Woman to Take the Astronaut Tests –
and got a crush on John Glenn ...

America was racing Russia to send astronauts into space. Seven American astronauts had been chosen to lead the way, future space missions were being planned, and I found myself wondering if women would ever be part of them. What a story, I thought, and went to my editor and suggested I take the same tests given the seven astronauts to evaluate them for space travel. If I passed, it would prove that women were also qualified to be astronauts. If I failed, the current ban on women joining the NASA program would simply remain.

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Covering Bobby Kennedy's campaigns...

That's my hand holding the microphone interviewing then-Senator Bobby Kennedy during his campaign for the Presidency. I also covered Kennedy's campaign for the Senate and was the only reporter to get an interview with him the night he won that election. My TV News crew and I stayed up until 4a.m. to follow him to the Fulton Fish Market in downtown Manhattan, where he made his first campaign appearance, and wound up his victory celebration. It was a CBS news scoop and worth waiting and losing sleep over, except I ended up smelling of fish.
WICI Luncheon with Leslie Stahl...

Me with my old friend and former colleague Leslie Stahl, of CBS News' 60 MINUTES, at a New York Women In Communications, Inc. (WICI) luncheon.

Leslie is not only a wonderful person but one of the smartest, sharpest, and best journalists in the profession. I still keep an eye on her every Sunday night.


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