Savitch’s personal life was a mess – a divorce, the suicide of her second husband, a cocaine habit. But none of that mattered when the cool blonde looked into the camera.” “On television, Jess was so much more than a reporter or anchor,” says Paul Gluck, who worked with Savitch as a production assistant at KYW-TV in Philadelphia. Mysterious.” Indeed, Savitch struck such a chord that Gwenda Blair’s 1988 book Almost Golden: Jessica Savitch and the Selling of Television News was made into a 1995 Lifetime channel movie starring Sela Ward and Ron Silver.(He’s now a professor at Temple University, one of three colleges that offer scholarships in her name.) “She was one of nature’s inexplicable phenomena – the human equivalent of the aurora borealis. Immediately after that feature aired, Lifetime also ran a documentary about her life, Intimate Portrait.In singles tennis, Agassi is an eight-time Grand Slam champion and a 1996 Olympic gold medalist, as well as finishing runner-up in seven other Grand Slam tournaments.
A true pioneer in broadcasting, Savitch fought gender discrimination to land news-anchor jobs in Houston and Philadelphia.
At age 30 she become the first woman to anchor the weekend news for NBC, where she also covered Capitol Hill.
At a dinner last week I was telling someone about watching the film The Battle of Britain being filmed over my head in 1968, just 28 years after the event - and yet 1968 is now nearly 50 years ago itself. And it’s our silver wedding in October, and next year this website will celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of this blog in this format – which I believe makes it the oldest continuously running historical blog in the world!
But it’s odd that as time passes by I feel closer and closer to the historical events I cover here.
Howard found joy in watching horse races, playing whist and socializing.
He was very much a people person and could spark a conversation with any random person he encountered.Though I never met Savitch, I feel like I’ve known her half my life.To research my cautionary biography, Golden Girl: The Story of Jessica Savitch (1988), I interviewed hundreds of her friends, co-workers and family members. Photos: Famous People We’ve Lost in 2014 I’m making my pilgrimage to the Delaware Canal – where Savitch drowned at 36 when a car driven by her date, 34-year-old New York Post executive Martin Fischbein, tumbled into its dark waters – because every woman in journalism owes her a debt of thanks.During his 20-plus year tour career, Agassi was known by the nickname "The Punisher".After suffering from sciatica caused by two bulging discs in his back, a spondylolisthesis (vertebral displacement) and a bone spur that interfered with the nerve, Agassi retired from professional tennis on September 3, 2006, after losing in the third round of the US Open to Benjamin Becker. While in Wolf Point Howard was a member of the Knights of Columbus as well as the Elks Club.