Nancy Allen's Movie Matinee on Channel 24
"Nancy Allen" was the stage name selected by KMJ-TV (Channel 24) producers for the woman they would hire to host an afternoon show of interest to women in 1956.
The station hired Lorraine Hanna Martin, who auditioned on a whim on the last day of tryouts.
Martin didn't even own a television set at the time. Television was a new medium, and KMJ-TV was the Valley's first station. Martin was the first woman to appear on-air on local Fresno television
Reprinted from the Fresno Bee
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