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.
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."
January 19, 2003
With regard to Gloria Steinem's commentary on "The Hours" ("Self-Discovery: A Noble Journey," Jan. 12), her condescending and arrogant fatuousness never ceases to amaze. While discussing the character of Laura, played by Julianne Moore, she says, "Some male moviegoers have emerged bewildered about why Laura wasn't happy with just her nice house, nice marriage and nice son -- as if they would have been." I've met a number of women who also found the character's behavior perplexing, not because she was dissatisfied with her life, but because she contemplated suicide while pregnant as her only option, and never once emerged from the narcissism of her own depression to express to her husband or anyone else what exactly she was yearning for. Conversely, I also know a couple of men who found her behavior perfectly understandable, plausible and even sympathetic.
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.