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'MR. TV' DISCUSSES CHANGING ROLES OF WOMEN ON TELEVISION WITH WOMEN IN COMMUNICATIONS

 'MR. TV' DISCUSSES CHANGING ROLES OF WOMEN ON TELEVISION
 WITH WOMEN IN COMMUNICATIONS
 PITTSBURGH, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The wry wit and wisdom of Robert Bianco, Pittsburgh Press radio and TV editor, will showcase a speech on the changing roles of women on television before the Pittsburgh Chapter of Women In Communications, Inc., (WICI) on Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Hyatt-Pittsburgh, it was announced today.
 The luncheon meeting will begin at noon, with Bianco's remarks scheduled to start at 12:45 p.m.
 Bianco, the self-proclaimed "Mr. TV" of The Pittsburgh Press, will present an insider's view of the fast-paced electronic media and how women's characters and characterizations have evolved over the past 40 years. From "I Love Lucy" to "Designing Women," Bianco will showcase society's trends which shape the role of women as they are portrayed in the 1990s.
 Bianco has been the Press' radio/TV editor since April of 1986. Prior to that he served as a Pittsburgh Press free-lance restaurant reviewer for two years.
 He holds a law degree from the University of Virginia and an undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of Michigan. He worked as a real estate attorney at the Pittsburgh office of Reed Smith Shaw & McClay from 1980-1986. Bianco was born and raised not far from Pittsburgh in Steubenville, Ohio.
 The Pittsburgh Chapter of Women In Communications, Inc., is one of nearly 200 chapters with 12,000 members. Established in 1909, WICI unites women and men from all communications disciplines and actively promotes the advancement of women in communications fields, First Amendment rights, responsibilities of communicators and the highest professional standards throughout the industry.
 The luncheon program is open to members and non-members. For reservations and additional information, please call Women In Communications, Inc., at 412-828-9272 (messages can be left). Additional information on WICI programs and membership is available by writing to Women In Communications, Pittsburgh Professional Chapter, No. 8 Market Square, No. 385, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222.
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 /CONTACT: Rosemary Martinelli, 412-344-9800, or Heather Stein, 412-469-7083, both of Women In Communications/ CO: Women In Communications, Inc. ST: Pennsylvania IN: SU:


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