"Serious" television had been dominated by males. The voices of Walter Cronkite et al. informed, rallied and consoled our nation. Embedded in our memory bank is Chronkite's announcement that the President (John F. Kennedy) had died.
Then Diane Sawyer came to evening news.
Her voice has been the first female one to transmit the day's events, trends and implications with just the right gravitas. But she has been more than just an anchor. Most recently her interview with Hillary Clinton will be recorded as one of those events which shaped our national consciousness and the course of history.
Now, Sawyer is exiting. David Muir will take her place on "ABC News." Not long ago Muir interviewed me. He was a pro. Here is that clip. This blog wishes him well.
Thank you, Diane Sawyer, for embedding the female voice in national news. We are waiting to hear about your Next.