You could have knocked me over with a feather when I learned that local television news hardly covers women’s athletics.
But of course I jest. This I already knew-sans 20-year study and all.
I must confess, however, to being caught unawares by one conclusion:
“The peak was in 1999,” said [Cheryl Cooky, assistant professor of health and kinesiology and women’s studies at Purdue University]. “The local affiliates covered almost nine percent and that’s gone down now to 1.6 percent in 2009.”
I was not expecting a trend so steep in the wrong direction; a little disheartening to say the least.