11 Plus Exams Forum
https://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/forum/11plus/

First female newsreader in 1960 axed after seven broadcasts
https://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/forum/11plus/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=58028
Page 1 of 1

Author:  Daogroupie [ Tue May 21, 2019 3:06 pm ]
Post subject:  First female newsreader in 1960 axed after seven broadcasts

The first female newsreader Ann Winton has just died.

She was chosen carefully to be acceptable to the audience but was axed after just seven broadcasts in 1960 as viewers did not feel it was "appropriate" for the news to be read by a woman.

Thank goodness this is now a non issue. DG

Page 1 of 1 All times are UTC [ DST ]
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
http://www.phpbb.com/