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Henry Morgenthau

Henry Morgenthau is an author and television and radio producer. Among the television series he has produced are the award-winning South African Essay and Eleanor Roosevelt, Prospects of Mankind. The son of Henry Morgenthau, Jr. and Elinor Fatman Morgenthau, he has written Mostly Morgenthaus: A Family History, which won a National Jewish Book Award. A graduate of Princeton University (B.A.), Morgenthau is also the author of “Dona Quixote: The Adventures of Frieda Hennock” in Television Quarterly.

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Frieda Barkin Hennock

In 1948, Frieda Barkin Hennock became the first woman appointed to serve on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) , where she became the champion of noncommercial educational television.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Henry Morgenthau." (Viewed on May 29, 2023) <>.


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