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John Stossell

Birth Date: 1947

Biography: Stossel began his journalism career as a researcher for KGW-TV in Portland, Oregon. His early years include consumer reporter at WCBS-TV in New York City consumer editor at ABC's Good Morning America. Stossel later became an ABCNEWS correspondent, joining the weekly news magazine program 20/20 in 1981 and becoming its co-anchor in 2003.

In 1984, while filming a segment on wrestling, Stossel told wrestler Dr. D (Dave Schultz) he thought wrestling was fake. Schultz attacked Stossel, yelling "You think it's fake?" Stossel sued and won a $425,000 settlement. Schultz was fired by the WWF, but maintains he was ordered to attack Stossel.

In Boys and Girls are Different, a 1995 television special looking at the biological differences between boys and girls, Gloria Steinem told him that women make better firefighters because, having less upper body strength, they are forced to drag victims out of burning buildings, keeping them low to the ground and away from smoke. Her statement has since been used by critics of feminism as an example of the absurdity of modern political correctness.

Biography Credit: Wikipedia

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20/20 (1978) ... Correspondent (2003-)

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