Carole Simpson’s Network Battle Scars
(Daily Beast) — A drunken NBC producer told her at the Republican convention: “You think because you’re black and you’re a woman you can get anything you want. And you Slore, you don’t deserve it.”…She was a rookie radio reporter in 1966 when she conducted an all-night stakeout of the visiting civil-rights leader, blurted out that “I’m the only Negro female reporter in Chicago” and got him to tell her why he was there (to challenge Mayor Daley—the original Mayor Daley—on segregated housing). Race has always loomed large for the scrappy South Side native—larger than we knew, in fact, according to her new memoir News Lady. Simpson reveals a slew of race-related battles with ABC News, including her account that she was pushed out the door after a 25-year career.