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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007.
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Today is Thursday, Oct. 6, the 279th day of 2005 with 86 to follow.
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Shana Alexander, '70s TV star. dies

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) -- Shana Alexander, who gained fame as the liberal voice on the "Point/Counterpoint" segment on CBS' "60 Minutes" in the 1970s, has died. She was 79.

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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 6, the 280th day of 2004 with 86 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Oct. 6, the 279th day of 2003 with 86 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Oct. 6, the 279th day of 2002 with 86 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Oct. 6, the 279th day of 2001 with 86 to follow.
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Shana Alexander (October 6, 1925 – June 23, 2005) was an American journalist. Although she became the first woman staff writer and columnist for Life magazine, she was best known for her participation in the "Point-Counterpoint" debate segments of 60 Minutes with conservative James J. Kilpatrick. She was a daughter of Tin Pan Alley composer Milton Ager and his wife, columnist Cecelia Ager.

Alexander graduated from Vassar College in 1945, majoring in anthropology. She fell into writing when she took a summer job as a copy clerk at the New York newspaper PM, where her mother worked. She worked as a freelance writer for Junior Bazaar and Mademoiselle magazines before becoming a researcher at Life for $65 a week in 1951. During the 1960s she wrote "The Feminine Eye" column for Life.

In 1962 she wrote an article for Life Magazine entitled “They Decide Who Lives, Who Dies: Medical miracle puts moral burden on small committee,” which sparked a national debate on the allocation of scarce dialysis machine resources.

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