I know who Barbara Walters is, but I honestly didn't know she was the first woman to chair a news program. I am a disgrace to my ***, I suppose.
I also know what Star Wars is, and I prefer the originals because they hold memories. (Also, Han shot first.)
I also know who Edward R. Murrow is, but that is honestly because my husband is in the news business, and he forced me to watch "Good Night, and Good Luck." However, like most of the movies he forces me to watch, I quite enjoyed it and I learned something. Murrow was pretty awesome.
I have no idea who the other guy that Bijou brought up was/is.
And finally, I honestly don't think it matters much if people haven't heard of Barbara or Star Wars. It's not like we're taught about Barbara Walters and her strides for feminism in the media or anything. Now, she's mostly just the old chick on The View who fired Star Jones. In other words, only old ladies and housewives (and people who spend a lot of mornings in doctors offices) know who she is now.
As far as Star Wars Goes... For Christmas, I illegally downloaded a copy of the Star Wars Christmas Special and burned it to three DVDs to give to each of my husband's good friends as tongue-in-cheek gifts.