Showtime is developing Hello Nancy, an original film based on the nonfiction book On Her Trail, My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News’ First Woman Star by CBS This Morning co-host John Dickerson, with Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee Colbert serving as executive producers.
The Zookeeper’s Wife scribe Angela Workman will pen the adaptation and co-executive produce. Dickerson serves as associate producer.
Hello Nancy centers on pioneering journalist Nancy Dickerson, chronicling her trailblazing journey through the high-powered world of 1960s Washington, D.C., to become a prominent political journalist and eventually the first woman to anchor a TV news show. Among her numerous milestones, Dickerson was the first female member of the Washington TV press corps, the first reporter to speak to John F. Kennedy after his inauguration and more — all of which established her as a role model for a generation of aspiring media professionals. The challenges she faced along the way, and her own imperfections underscored the magnitude of her achievement.
Colbert, host of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and Dickerson both are high profile talent on Showtime sibling CBS network, and On Her Trail was published by another CBS Corp. division, Simon & Schuster, in 2006.
Dickerson currently is co-host of CBS This Morning with Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King.’