Women Achievers Become Leaders
with Anne Doyle, Author of Powering Up! How America's Women Achievers Become Leaders
In the fall of 1978, Anne Doyle became one of the first women hired in the U.S. as a major market TV sports anchor and reporter. She was on the air for CBS-TV in Detroit for five years until late 1983.
Her pioneering work and excellence in news and sports journalism earned her a listing in "Who's Who of American Women" and election to the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame.
The daughter of Detroit sports broadcasting legend, Vince Doyle, Anne repeatedly requested, but was denied, access to professional sports locker rooms. Tiger General Manager, Jim Campbell, told her in no uncertain terms, "Over my dead body you'll go in our Tiger clubhouse." Less than six months later, a New York federal judge issued the precedent setting ruling that ordered sports teams to grant equal locker room access to women journalists. When baseball season opened in April 1979, Doyle was one of a handful of women sports broadcasters in the U.S. who made national headlines when they began entering locker rooms, along with male journalists, to interview athletes.
Hosted by: Laurel Hess
Produced by: Heartland Newsmakers Team
Funding for Michigan
The United States Constitution requires that the residential population of the country be counted every 10 years. A complete and accurate count is vital for communities. Census data is used to distribute funding for road repairs, school improvements, and social programs. The number and distribution of elected officials are based on census data. Nonprofit organizations, businesses, and governments use census data to identify community needs and evaluate solutions to difficult problems.
Historically, some populations – including communities of color, low-income households, immigrants, and young children – have been undercounted in the census. Undercounts happen for many reasons. People may not understand the census, may not trust the government, or may not want to share their information. Whatever the reason people don’t participate, undercounts deprive communities of necessary resources and representation.
The next census occurs in April 2020. For the first time, census data will be collected primarily online. The new format may make it even harder for people without reliable internet access to participate.
A fair and accurate count in Census 2020 is vital for southeast Michigan. Researchers estimate that for every person not counted, communities will lose about $1,800 per year in federal funds. As trusted members of the communities they serve, Michigan nonprofit organizations are well positioned to engage on this issue and encourage census participation.