Prime-Time Feminism: Television, Media Culture, and the Women's Movement since 1970

by Bonnie J. Dow; University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996

In the fall of 1990, Sharon Gless, one of the stars of Cagney and Lacey, returned to that show's Monday evening slot in The Trials of Rosie O'Neill ( 1990-91), a legal drama about a divorced female public defender in Los Angeles. The Trials of Rosie O'Neill was short-lived, but it certainly fit within the CBS Monday night tradition of progressive programming targeted at working women.

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