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In 1955, The Chicago Tribune Washington bureau chief wrote Wellesley graduate Louise FitzSimons, who was looking for a job with this advice, "Get married...newspaper women in Washington are mostly old enough to be my mother...the openings are few and progress is very slow...because of the ageless harpies at the top."

For decades nothing changed the sexism in Washington jounalism until women became active for change...

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New York Daily News reporter Ann Wood strains to hear President Johnson