Sharon Gless has fans at the Feminist Majority Foundation. Eleanor Smeal, president of the group and former head of the National Organization for Women, has called on CBS to renew Gless's series, "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill," saying the show is educational and inspirational.

She also praised the hourlong drama for taking on issues like rape, abortion laws and sexism in the judicial system. "Too often, women are demeaned in the media and depicted as brainless sex objects or accessories of men," Smeal said.