Waves: The 50 Greatest Women in Radio and Television
By American Women in Radio and Television
What do Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric, Martha Stewart, and Barbara
Walters have in common? Aside from being celebrities your
audience wants to know more about, these women have made American
Women in Radio and Television’s coveted list of the greatest
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The oldest and most respected organization in support of women
in broadcasting, AWRT has selected 50 extraordinary women
in radio and broadcasting to celebrate its 50th Anniversary.
Making Waves: The 50 Greatest Women in Radio and Television
(Andrews McMeel Publishing, September 2001, $27.95) offers
intimate portraits of these 50 dynamic women and includes
an inspiring essay in which each woman recalls a defining
moment in her career, as well as more than 150 personal black-and-white
photos-many of them providing a never-before-published look
at these phenomenal women.
From pioneers like Lucille Ball who paved the way in the 1950s
as one of the few female television directors to the groundbreaking
humor of Carol Burnett in the1980s and the phenomenal success
of the ubiquitous Martha Stewart today, women have been instrumental
in shaping the programs that have entertained and informed
America and the world for decades. Whether making us laugh
on camera or calling the shots behind the scenes, the women
in Making Waves have overcome the odds to make a positive
impact in an industry that has been primarily run by men.
New insights into these women’s lives and careers will surprise
and captivate your audience.
About the Author
AWRT is a national, nonprofit professional organization of
women and men who work in electronic media and related fields.
Established in 1951, it is the oldest and most respected organization
in support of women in broadcasting. With thousands of members
who work in all areas of broadcasting, AWRT sponsors several
activities and programs each year including an annual convention,
the AWRT Gracie Allen Awards, advocacy programs, scholarships,
mentor program, leadership summit and bimonthly newsletter.