Diane Sawyer (Women of Achievement) by Gerda Gallop, Matina S. Horner

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By Gerda Gallop, Matina S. Horner

A biography of the tv journalist who joined the workers of 60 mins as that show's first lady correspondent and has additionally labored on courses like reliable Morning the United States.

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The crisis at Three Mile Island lasted for 12 days. Diane covered the story in her clear, concise reporting style, which brought her to the attention of a viewing audience that up until then hadn’t known who she was. She educated viewers about nuclear power and pointed out its potential for disaster. Because of Diane’s intelligent reporting and tenacious coverage of the Three Mile Island crisis, she soon earned subsequent major journalistic assignments that any reporter would consider challenging.

Although 13 were released, President Jimmy Carter and the State Department had little success in trying to free the remaining 53 because BACK TO THE REAL WORLD the leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini, supported the fundamentalists. The hostage crisis would drag on for nearly 15 months. As she had on many assignments before, Diane showed tremendous stamina. During the crisis, Sawyer once spent a solid week camped out at the State Department, where she could learn the latest news as soon as it became available.

However, on August 8, 1974, Nixon announced he would resign the office of president, and signed his formal resignation the next morning. On August 9, Gerald Ford became the 38th president of the United States. Just one month later, President Ford officially pardoned Nixon for his role in Watergate, erasing the need for a trial against Nixon. 51 52 DIANE SAWYER On August 9, 1974, Richard Nixon officially ended his presidential career with a famous goodbye wave before boarding a helicopter on the White House lawn.

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