RIP: Shana Alexander

Author, journalist, and Point/Counterpoint star Shana Alexander died June 23rd at 79. Her journalism career included stints for Junior Bazaar, Flair, Mademoiselle, and Life Magazine, and she served as editor of McCall's from 1969 to 1971.

From 1975 to 1979, she argued weekly with James J. Kilpatrick on 60 Minutes, becoming a national celebrity, inspiring a famous Saturday Night Live sketch, and an infamous catchphrase.

Alexander also produced several books, including Anyone's Daughter (a biography of Patty Hearst), a book about Astonishing Elephants, and an Autobiography.