Women in all careers are striving to gain equality in
the work force today, and female television news anchors
are definitely part of the fight. The road to television
news anchoring is a rocky one, where only a few women
survive and many fail. Where progress was once thought
to have been made, there aren't many females getting ahead
in the world of television news. Today, there is a very
slow, if any, gain in the numbers of women who succeed.
There are many questions surrounding the subject of
women in television news, and I will attempt to answer
relevant ones in this paper. How have the women that
actually make it to the top and succeed as anchorwomen,
done it? What does it take to make it? Why do those few
endure it/enjoy it? Why has it been and still is
difficult for women? What are the expectations of women
in the field, as opposed to the expectations of men?
I am interested in this topic because I once aspired
to become a television broadcaster.
I still have
inspiration in me, but not quite as much due to the
negative and discouraging aspects I have heard about in
classes and in the media. I am not sure that I could be
happy in a career such as this, and I know there are great
difficulties in 'making it' in this profession. I have
read about the incredible ambition of successful females
in television news, and it seems like it takes a special
kind of passion to want to keep up in the business.
I kept my questions in mind when gathering research
material. While focusing on the key questions, I was able
to find information that led me to form answers to them.
Christine Craft's biography told of her...