The PBS News Hour remembers a woman whose name was synonymous with common sense advice.
“Pauline Phillips, whose “Dear Abby” column offered tough but sympathetic advice about love and life to readers around the world, died at the age of 94.
“Ray Suarez discusses Philips’ career with Amy Dickinson, the Chicago Tribune’s signature advice columnist for “Ask Amy.”” – YT
“I think she was so successful as an advice columnist because she kept up with the changing times… was courageous and not afraid to take controversial and unpopular views…
“…and was compassionate (she personally called some people on the verge of suicide rather than just responding to them in writing).” – Chicago Tribune