1995 Barbra Streisand had the courage to produce "Serving In Silence"
for television - the story of Col Margarethe Cammermeyer.
in 1972 and
running for a record eleven years
the TV series M*A*S*H
featured Loretta Swit
as a military nurse.
the movie "Private Benjamin"
but did not star in the
short-lived TV series.
fairly new series J*A*G, about Navy Judge Advocate General lawyers, features
Marine Major MacKenzie, played by Catherine Bell, in a subordinate role.
And sadly - that's about all - except for the occasional dramatization
of specific incidents - like the Paula Coughlin story of the Tailhook debacle,
starring Gail O'Grady.It's too bad that the television gurus and the money
men have such tunnel vision about television tastes. Their idea of appeal
is replacing a splendid series like "Dr Quinn" with a pudgy kick-boxer.
Neanderthal fare for neanderthals to watch. One of these days they may
wake up and count the spending power of women - 'till then try the Internet
and the Library for intellectual fare - and leave the TV unplugged!