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Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News

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Publisher Comments:

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.

The book will also include Dan's thoughts and reflections on the state of journalism today and what he sees for its future, as well as never-before-revealed personal observations and commentary.

Review:

"Anchor of the CBS Evening News for 24 years, much-honored newsman Rather has been a working reporter for 64 years. He began his series of memoirs with The Camera Never Blinks (1977), a bestseller spanning his life from journalism study at Sam Houston State Teachers College to Watergate. He followed with I Remember (1991), recalling his Texas childhood, and The Camera Never Blinks Twice (1994) about TV journalism on location from Afghanistan to Vietnam. In this latest update to the series, his straight-arrow honesty is punctuated with occasional humor: 'It was long said of me that I had the CBS Eye tattooed somewhere on my ass.' For a blistering opening chapter, he details the 'absence of executive backbone' during CBS News' investigation of Abu Ghraib: 'The possibility that the financial and political interests of CBS corporate almost buried a story as compelling as Abu Ghraib was most unsettling.' He's equally outspoken on the 'journalistic meltdown' when CBS News was ordered to drop its investigation into Bush's experience with the Texas Air National Guard. Throughout the book, he delivers strong punches at those who stood in his way, but he also has much praise for the co-workers who joined him in his quest for the truth. With his usual conversational writing style, he maintains a personal connection with his readers in this riveting and revelatory autobiography that can also serve as a valuable textbook for anyone studying journalism. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781455502417
Author:
Rather, Dan
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Subject:
Biography - General
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Anchor of the CBS Evening News for 24 years, much-honored newsman Rather has been a working reporter for 64 years. He began his series of memoirs with The Camera Never Blinks (1977), a bestseller spanning his life from journalism study at Sam Houston State Teachers College to Watergate. He followed with I Remember (1991), recalling his Texas childhood, and The Camera Never Blinks Twice (1994) about TV journalism on location from Afghanistan to Vietnam. In this latest update to the series, his straight-arrow honesty is punctuated with occasional humor: 'It was long said of me that I had the CBS Eye tattooed somewhere on my ass.' For a blistering opening chapter, he details the 'absence of executive backbone' during CBS News' investigation of Abu Ghraib: 'The possibility that the financial and political interests of CBS corporate almost buried a story as compelling as Abu Ghraib was most unsettling.' He's equally outspoken on the 'journalistic meltdown' when CBS News was ordered to drop its investigation into Bush's experience with the Texas Air National Guard. Throughout the book, he delivers strong punches at those who stood in his way, but he also has much praise for the co-workers who joined him in his quest for the truth. With his usual conversational writing style, he maintains a personal connection with his readers in this riveting and revelatory autobiography that can also serve as a valuable textbook for anyone studying journalism. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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