What It Was Like To Be The First Woman Running A Network TV Show

Back when Hollywood’s glass ceiling was nearly shatterproof, Charlotte Brown cracked it with Rhoda: “Producers started dipping their toes into the water and saying, ‘Maybe I should get me one of those women writers and try it.’ ” Above, Charlotte Brown (top) with (from left) Rhoda stars Julie Kavner, Valerie Harper and Nancy Walker in the mid 1970s.