OWINGS, Alison. American, b. 1944. Genres: Documentaries/Reportage. Career: Author and journalist. Congressional Quarterly, Washington, DC, writer and researcher, 1966; Democratic National Committee, Washington, DC, researcher, 1966-67; ABC, Washington, DC, news assistant, 1967-69; WRC-TV, Washington, DC, associate producer of documentary series, 1969- 71; WNBC-TV, New York, NY, associate producer, 1971-73; CBS, New York, NY, television newswriter, 1973-77; freelance television newswriter, 1982-99; freelance editor, 1999-. Publications: The Wander Woman's Phrasebook: How to Meet or Avoid People in Three Romance Languages, 1987; Frauen: German Women Recall the Third Reich, 1993; Hey, Waitress! The USA from the Other Side of the Tray, 2002. Address: 145 Richardson Dr., Mill Valley, CA 94941, U.S.A.