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by Paul on 05/13/14 at 12:57 PM ET
from Ivan Lajara of The Daily Freeman,
Shirley Fischler, a longtime Freeman columnist, author, broadcaster and journalist who once forced Madison Square Garden to get women admitted into the press box, died on Monday, May 12, 2014, at her home in Manhattan after a battle with cancer.
“She was a renaissance woman,” said her husband, Stan Fischler, also a Freeman columnist and a hockey expert for Madison Square Garden Network who is a prolific author of hockey books.
“She was a revolutionary woman,” he said, who not only fought Madison Square Garden for access to allow women access the press box in 1971, but also was the first female hockey analyst on television for the New England Whalers during the 1973 and 1974 season, a job she did with her husband.
“She was a pioneer.”
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