Women rule at MT&R gala

'She Made It' focuses on 50 greats

HOLLYWOOD — Jane Pauley, Leslie Stahl, Lily Tomlin, Gail Berman, Betty White, Tracey Ullman, Kay Koplovitz, Jane Wagner and Leslie Visser — who are among the latest batch of 50 honorees in a three-year-long celebration of women pioneers in TV and radio — were on hand Dec. 5 for an evening gala at the Museum of Television & Radio in BevHills.

“She Made It,” sponsored by the museum’s Gotham and Los Angeles branches, focuses on 50 women — writers, directors, producers, journalists, sportscasters or execs — who made key contributions to those media over the last 80 years. Fifty honorees were feted last year, and another group will be chosen next December.

Celebration involves seminars plus screening and listening series at the two museums.

The reception for “She Made It” kicked off with cocktails and opening remarks by Pat Mitchell, the prexy-CEO of the MT&R in New York, herself among the first tranche of honorees. Co-hosts for the evening were honoree Marlo Thomas and actress Jennifer Love Hewitt.

— Elizabeth Guider