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Remembering Dear Abby

America lost a national treasure this week with the passing of Pauline (PoPo) Friedman Phillips, better known as Abigail Van Buren or “Dear Abby”! With most of the letters virtually anonymous – “Sally from Sarasota” – she created a form of reality journalism, a more tasteful and private precursor to the full-on confessionals on Springer, Maury and other reality TV shows. “Dear Abby” was tell without the show.