Interviews from History - Pioneering Women: Nellie Bly

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Nellie Bly, born in 1864, was a pioneering investigative American journalist who exposed the shocking conditions in a women’s asylum in 1887 New York by feigning insanity and going undercover for 10 days. Her expose in the New York World of the cruelty being endured by the inmates became a sensation and made her a household name leading to increased funding and better conditions.

Nellie then managed to persuade her editor to allow her to go around the world emulating Jules Verne’s fictional character which she did in 1889 managing to do it in 72 days setting a world record.  Daily updates on her progress were published which gripped the nation adding yet further to her fame.

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£ 2.85
Written by: Richard Hodder
Directed by: Laurel Parker
Produced by: John Paul Chapple
Language English
Release Date: 27 September 2023
Duration 31 minutes, 34 seconds
Encoding 48 kHz 128 Kbps CBR
Filesize 57.88 Mb
2 of 4 in the series.
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