No Job for a Woman: The Women Who Fought to Report WWII

No Job for a Woman: The Women Who Fought to Report WWII

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 8:00pm

Before World War II, war reporting was considered No Job For a Woman. But when American female reporters fought and won access to cover the war, there was another battle to fight: Women would be banned from the frontlines, prevented from covering Front Page stories, and assigned "woman's angle" stories. Instead, they turned their second-class assignment into a new kind of war story: one that was more intimate yet more revealing.

No Job For a Woman: The Women Who Fought to Report WWII, airing Monday, March 9, 2015 at 8 p.m. on WXXI World, tells this story through the lives and work of wire service reporter Ruth Cowan, magazine reporter Martha Gellhorn, and war photographer Dickey Chapelle.

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