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The Reader’s Notebook: Pauline Frederick

Feb 13, 2020

Credit journalism-history.org

February 13, 2020 -- Frederick reported news for the American Broadcasting Company (ABC; 1946–53), and covered the United Nations for ABC, beginning in the late 1940s, and for the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), which she joined in 1953. After retiring from NBC radio and television news in 1974 she commented on foreign affairs for National Public Radio. In 1976 she became the first woman journalist to moderate a presidential candidates’ debate when she presided over a televised forum featuring Gerald R. Ford and Jimmy Carter.