A Reporter's Life
Random House, 1996 - 609 стор.
Make it easy on yourself, read Walter Cronkite's "A Reporter's Life in Large Print
* All Random House Large Print Editions are published in a 16-point typeface
He has been called the most trusted man in America. His 60-year journalistic career has spanned the Great Depression, several wars, and the extraordinary changes that have engulfed our nation over the last two-thirds of the 20th century. When Walter Cronkite advised his television audience in 1968 that the war in Vietnam could not be won, President Lyndon B. Johnson said: "If I've lost Cronkite, I've lost middle America."
Here is Cronkite's remarkable autobiography: his growing up in Kansas City and Houston; his service as a war correspondent for United Press; his plunge into television when it was still an infant industry; his rise to anchorman of The CBS Evening News and its eventual dominance of the airwaves. Here is Cronkite covering space shots, political conventions, a coronation, the assassinations of the Kennedys and King. Here are Cronkite's portraits of presidents, his behind-the-scenes tales of politics and broadcasting, his vigorous views on the future of television and the presentation of news.
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Radio wasn't yet a really major news source in the mid- 19308, but two network
stations and a couple of independents did a pretty fair job. For me at KCMO, the
fact that the station had no news wire was only slightly bothersome. It was not ...
The clerk who answered didn't sound like Sherlock Holmes or any of the great
detectives of British fiction. He demanded my address. "Just a moment, sir," he
said. "I'll ring you through to the Snow Hill Station." The plebeian touches were
At least we certainly seemed to please one elderly man who unfailingly appeared
at our station every night, watched the eleven o'clock news on the set in the lobby
and then quietly disappeared into the dark. Our receptionist told manager ...
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LibraryThing ReviewРецензія користувача - christinejoseph - LibraryThing
very good info — until end — a few sour grapes He has been called the most trusted man in America. His 60-year-long journalistic career has spanned the Great Depression, several wars, and the ... Читати огляд повністю
LibraryThing ReviewРецензія користувача - tarliman.joppos - LibraryThing
Absolutely brilliant. Clear, lucid prose recounting some of the great turning points in history by a man who was there. Fare thee well, Walter; your kind is not seen but once in a generation. Читати огляд повністю