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Peckinpaugh to Speak
at Women's Health Conference
October 4, 1999
Janet Peckinpaugh, co-anchor of "Connecticut News Today" on WVIT Channel 30, will be the keynote speaker at a conference presented by Cigna Healthcare of Connecticut and the School of Allied Health.
The conference will be held at La Renaissance in East Windsor on October 14, from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Peckinpaugh, who recently won an age and discrimination lawsuit against WFSB-Channel 3, will speak on "Fighting Age Discrimination."
The conference will also feature two panels:
Also featured is author Regina Barreca, a professor in the English department. An expert on women's humor, she will discuss her new book, Too Much of a Good Thing is Wonderful.
Peckinpaugh's lawsuit raised her profile nationally and led this fall to her part, among other things, in a Times Square ad campaign "The New Face of Menopause."
A former anchorwoman at WFSB, Channel 3 in Hartford, Peckinpaugh enjoyed high ratings until she lost her job at age 44. Her lawsuit against the station resulted in an $8.3 million judgement, which is being appealed.
To register for the conference, contact the Division of Extended and Continuing Education at U-56R, or call (860) 486-4905 by October 8. The cost, including dinner, is $43 per person.