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Jessica Savitch, TV anchor woman

NBC anchor woman Jessica Savitch, who was killed in an auto accident Monday, was the first woman to serve regularly as an anchor for a major television network. Her duties for NBC had included serving as principal writer-reporter for Saturday editions of ''NBC Nightly News,'' podium correspondent during the 1980 political conventions, and reporter on ''Prime Time Saturday,'' NBC's weekly TV newsmagazine.

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