My Life in the News (Playaway Adult Nonfiction)
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|Format: ||Mixed media product|
|Published In: ||01 May 2012|
This memoir by Dan Rather -- one of the most pre-eminent journalists of our time -- is told in a straightforward and conversational manner so that you hear his distinctive voice on every page. Rather, -- who has won every prestigious journalism award in his distinguished career -- discusses all the big stories from his decades of reporting. This very personal accounting includes (but is certainly not limited to) his dismissal from CBS, the Abu Ghraib story, the George W. Bush Air National Guard controversy, his coverage of the JFK assassination, the origin of "Hurricane Dan" as well as inside stories about all the top personalities Dan has either interviewed or worked with over his remarkable career.
This memoir from legendary newsman Dan Rather charts the course of his career-highlighting the highs, the lows, and the controversy-his dismissal from CBS, and the biggest stories he covered (from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to the atrocities of Abu Ghraib) during his many decades in the news business. Much as he did during his years behind the news desk, Rather turns in a professional and compelling performance. His narration is sonorous, clear, and smooth, his voice trustworthy and tinged with the soft remnants of his Texas accent. In this audio edition, he offers up a reading that is straightforward and personal. Listeners who grew up getting their nightly news from Rather will likely find this a familiar and even comforting listen. A Grand Central hardcover. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
This very personal memoir from the legendary CBS news anchor relates the full account of his dismissal from CBS as well as the major events he covered throughout his award-winning career, including the Vietnam War, President Kennedy's assassination, Watergate, the 9/11 attacks, and the atrocities of Abu Ghraib. News junkies will enjoy the inside stories about the famous (and infamous) people Rather interviewed as well as his strong opinions on how a free press cannot become intertwined with political affiliations and corporate interests. Rather shares his memoir with the clear, no-nonsense delivery many listeners heard every night for decades. VERDICT Expect high demand and a long tail for this essential biography.-Beth Farrell, Cleveland-Marshall Coll. of Law Lib., Cleveland State Univ. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
18.5 x 13.7 x 2.3 centimeters (0.18 kg)|
15+ years |