Instead of getting booted from ABC's Grey's Anatomy, Isaiah Washington's Dr. Preston Burke should become gay. So say several gay activists in response to Washington's recent homophobic remarks. The actor used an anti-gay slur at the Golden Globes last week for the second time in three months.
You can take the reporter out of politics, but you can't take politics out of the reporter. More than 18 months after leaving daily TV in search of a kinder, gentler life, anchor Judy Woodruff will return to the grind Feb. 5 as a senior correspondent for Jim Lehrer's NewsHour on PBS.
Gail Shister joined The Inquirer in 1979 as its first female sportswriter, a barrier she also broke at The New Orleans States-Item (1975-78) and Buffalo Evening News (1974). She was the Inquirer's television columnist for 25 years.