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Carlene Hempel is a lecturer at Northeastern University's School of Journalism.
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One night in 1962, people watching Channel 2 in Boston saw something unexpected. There, standing over a frying pan, was a woman tall enough to play professional basketball. She wore an apron and spoke in a fluttering, high-pitched voice. She was excited.
Julia Child was cooking an omelet.
That’s a fancy way of making scrambled eggs that are served folded in half.
The show’s producers were not expecting Julia to be a big hit. Back then, the most popular shows were westerns, cartoons, and comedies. There certainly weren’t many people cooking on television.
Excerpted from "Who Was Julia Child?"
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