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Title Broadside, Vol. 4, No. 12, December 1973
Publisher National Organization for Women, Houston Chapter
Date December 1973
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  • Women--Texas--Houston--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • Newsletters
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Transcript Page 4 BROADSIDE December 1973 FCC TASK FORCE (continued) In yet another of its excellent investigative articles, ("ONE YEAR LATER, IT'S STILL A WHITE MAN'S CAREER WORLD" by Carole Kneeland and Jorjanna Price), the Houston Journalism Review, October 1973, examined the employment record of women and minorities at radio and television stations and published their employment statistics which the stations must file with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) each year and which are required to be available for public inspection. Neither women nor minorities have made dramatic gains in the past year — overall a 4% gain for both groups, with blacks and chicanos showing increases in every area (on- the-air, sales, technical) except management. Women fell 5% in the on-the-air category, or from 14% last year to 9% in 1973, while they gained from 5% to 13% in management, from 19% to 28% in sales divisions, and moved from 1% to 4% in technical off-the-air posts. Although women hold 24% of all jobs in commercial radio and television, 84% are in the low-paying office-clerical-janitorial jobs. Kneeland and Price quote Alma Newsome, community relations director at Channel 11, as saying that the "emphasis in hiring practices falls on minorities.. .and that the same prejudices against women exist with regard to appearance and voice." Management feels that the public feels that women's voices are ineffectual. But passing the voice test, a woman on-the-air reporter must be good-looking while, obviously, anchormen and male hosts are not chosen on their sex appeal. In the HJR article ex- Channel 11 reporter Linda Veselka Ellerbee "wonders what will happen to female reporters, young and attractive now, when they begin to age on the TV screen. Will (they) be able to grow old gracefully on the six o'clock news the way men have or will this be like modeling, only a short career", she asks. Our Task Force has met with Pluria Marshall, organizer of the Houston Media Coalition, who has been so instrumental in getting stations to put blacks in more visible positions. Through the efforts of the Coalition, Channel 13 has agreed to produce four prime-time documentaries on the black community annually, to add a weekly half-hour program called "Black Outlook", and to make conscious efforts to hire blacks in all areas. Forward Times' Varee Shields tells the HJR reporters that some radio and TV stations are training minorities. "A Few years back these stations said they couldn't find anyone. Then, all at once when these blacks started threatening their licenses, these stations seemed to find people that qualified." The experiences of the black community are invaluable to us in our efforts. 1974 will be the year to see new opportunities in employment and new directions in programming for women. Please joint us at our December 11 meeting. We will discuss our platform, our meetings with TV station representatives, and our work with the Houston Media Coalition. Gertrude Barnstone will be with us and will bring her years of experience in television to our campaign. OTHER FCC NEWS.. . Betty Barnes, Coordinator of the FCC Task Force, was interviewed on November 15 by Houston area radio and television broadcasters for the purpose of community leader