(CBS News) Remember Roseanne Roseannadana? Or Emily Litella? Or Baba Wawa?
Younger generations might not recognize the characters popularized by comedian Gilda Radner. Nor might they remember Radner herself, an original cast member of “Saturday Night Live” who died 23 years ago and for whom a national cancer support group is named.
That’s troubling to the Madison-area chapter of Gilda’s Club, which planned to change its name in part because of concern that many don’t know who Radner was. But the move prompted outrage from some Radner fans — who see it as a slight to a woman who confronted cancer with dignity and humor — and led other chapters across the nation to hastily reaffirm they have absolutely no intention of changing their names.