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Shana Alexander
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    (October 6, 1925-June 3, 2005)
    Born in New York City, New York
    Birth name was Shana Ager
    Columnist for 'Life' and 'Newsweek'
    Wrote the biographies 'Anyone's Daughter' about Patty Hearst, 'Very Much A Lady' about Jean Harris and 'When She Was Bad' about Bess Myerson
    Liberal participant in the 'Point-Counterpoint' debate segment of 60 Minutes (1975-79)
    She got her first journalism job at 'PM,' where her mother Cecilia Ager worked as a columnist.
    She was married and divorced twice.
    She allegedly had an affair with Senator Eugene McCarthy.
    She said, 'I don't give a rap about '60 Minutes....' I care about my writing. I'm not a quack-quack TV journalist.'
    As a child, she inspired her father, Tin Pan Alley composer Milton Ager, to write the hit 'Ain't She Sweet.'
    Her daughter committed suicide at age 25 (1987).
    Mike Wallace said, 'She was entertaining and obviously bright as could be, and we looked forward to the battle of the brains between her and Kilpatrick.'
    Her '60 Minutes' debates with conservative James J. Kilpatrick were famously parodied by Jane Curtin and Dan Aykroyd on Saturday Night Live.

Credit: C. Fishel


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 21 Votes: 61.90% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 41 Votes: 48.78% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 15 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 11 Votes: 36.36% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 66 Votes: 42.42% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 15 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 20 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 24 Votes: 79.17% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 91 Votes: 67.03% Annoying
 
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