When it came to political power, blacks need not apply. Add to this steaming stew the growing tensions over the Vietnam War and the movement for civil rights, and you had plenty of elements to fire the imagination of a novice journalist.
Once again, no one in charge had given any thought to the possibility that a woman would be involved.
Philadelphia reflected the national turmoil over race and the Vietnam War, often exploding on my watch.
They put me on the shift where they thought I could do the least harm, midnight to eight in the morning. Although the hours were lousy, they were perfect for an apprentice reporter.
Someday perhaps I'll have to get a grownup job... but for now I'm having too much fun being a reporter.