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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I arrived there with my musette bag loaded with some of Normandy's famed
Camembert cheese. In that first month or so, when our troops were still pretty well
stuck in Normandy, the trademark of an officer returning to London from the front
Sidle's report addressed the most vital needs of the press in case of a future
military engagement. It provided for a standby pool of reporters, with records of
responsibility, that would accompany our troops in A Reporter 's Life 425.
For the Pentagon came right back in the Persian Gulf with the toughest press
restrictions ever — a set of regulations intended to prevent free access of
correspondents to the troops, not only in combat but back in bivouac areas. They
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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