Lynn Sherr, veteran ABC correspondent and a pioneer in network news, was on my show today to talk about her book, “Outside The Box.”
The discussion included the impact TV has had on politics and why the conventions are no longer worth watching, whether her gender affected her coverage of Geraldine Ferraro’s candidacy in 1984, and which candidate she thought would do better, but didn’t.
We also talked about women in TV news, from the resistance she felt from male executives at the beginning of her career, to Katie Couric’s place in the CBS anchor chair. She also explained why she loves doing live TV, but also likes being edited, and how the internet has changed the way news is now covered.
Finally, Lynn revealed how she became friends with astronaut Sally Ride during the years when she not only covered NASA, but was almost chosen as the first journalist in space.