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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
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Bobby Kennedy's campaigns...
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.
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.