December 1, 1990
Renate Rubinstein, 61, a Dutch journalist and activist likened to such American feminists as Gloria Steinem. She became popular in The Netherlands for her essays on the status of women and the debate over the treatment of Dutch Jews during World War II. She was such a presence in Dutch culture that she was chosen to deliver a major address before Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus at the televised commemoration of Netherlands Liberation Day on May 5, 1988.
June 17, 1996 |
Two dozen gay and lesbian couples exchanged vows and rings at a "wed-in" in symbolic ceremonies in New York City attended by hundreds of activists fighting for legalized same-sex marriages. Gloria Steinem called the fight for same-sex marriage inseparable from the pro-choice and feminist movement. "We are talking about the right of all individuals to form committed, loving, nurturing relationships," she said. Roy Strickland, 78, and William Wynkoop, 80, were among the couples to "wed."
February 25, 1985 |
When ABC airs "A Bunny's Tale" at 9 tonight, the network will include a disclaimer saying that the TV movie, based on feminist Gloria Steinem's article about her experiences posing as a Playboy Club cocktail waitress in 1963, is a "dramatization." ABC said that the advisory isn't running because of any complaint by Hugh Hefner, head of the Playboy empire, or because of the recent controversy over so-called "docudramas," such as CBS' "The Atlanta Child Murders," which meld fact with fiction.
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March 26, 2011 |
Geraldine A. Ferraro, the savvy New York Democrat who was embraced as a symbol of women's equality in 1984 when she became the first woman nominated for vice president by a major party, died Saturday at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 75. The cause was complications from multiple myeloma, her family said. Ferraro was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an incurable form of blood cancer, in 1998. She did not disclose her illness publicly until 2001, when she went on NBC's "Today" show and said she had beaten the cancer into remission with thalidomide, the once-banned drug that had proven effective with some end-stage cancers.
October 1, 2008 |
Last week came word that a musical was being developed based on the slash-fest "American Psycho." This week brings news about a new rock musical revolving around "Deep Throat" -- and we're not talking Watergate here. For those too young -- or too pure -- to remember, "Deep Throat" was a 1972 film that, depending on whom you talk to, may or may not have been the most financially successful porn movie of all time. But it definitely turned its star, Linda Lovelace, into a household name.
May 7, 1988 |
With the May sweeps here, the three networks have crammed Sunday night full of competing, high-profile specials. Both NBC and ABC unveil their latest miniseries extravaganzas at 9 p.m., with Joe Cortese starring in the science-fiction thriller "Something Is Out There" on NBC, and Richard Chamberlain and Jaclyn Smith traversing the globe in a big-budget adaptation of Robert Ludlum's best-selling novel "The Bourne Identity" on ABC. CBS (Sunday at 9 p.m.