Virginia Graham Show-pioneering television for women
I couldn't agree less with the previous review of the Virginia Graham show. I may have been a very little girl when I watched this show with my mother, even so I watched very carefully. While Miss Graham may have had a few lucky breaks early on in her career, she parlayed those experiences into a ground breaking television show for WOMEN. You have to look at the what was going on in the world for women in the late 1960's and early 1970's and judge the show in that context. Women were just entering into the work force and needed to be informed about the world around them. Virginia Graham laid the ground work for shows like Oprah Winfrey, Phil Donahue, Maury Povich and Jerry Springer--and every other person who has a talk show. The fact that she was able to do what she did at her age in that period of time was a miracle. Sure, the show wasn't as slick and polished as our talk shows today but Virginia Graham conducted her show with class. You'd never see a fist fight break out between two women on her show! For that decade-believe me, nobody else was trying to inform housewives of anything. I did enjoy her show and if it could keep a nine year old child interested (I was nine in 1970) then it was worth watching.
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