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Salant, CBS, and the Battle for the Soul of Broadcast Journalism: The Memoirs of Richard S. Salantby Richard Salam
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Salant, CBS, and the Battle for the Soul of Broadcast Journalism tells the story of CBS News during its golden era. The late Richard S. Salant was president of CBS News for sixteen years throughout the 1960s and 1970s. He became widely recognized by journalists as the ”patron saint of television news.” During his tenure, Salant confronted issues of enormous importance - Vietnam, the civil rights movement, and Watergate - and launched the first thirty-minute Evening News, CBS Morning News, and 60 Minutes. Along the way, he hired Mike Wallace, Roger Mudd, Dan Rather, and Diane Sawyer. This first-person account, compiled and edited by Susan and Bill Buzenberg during the years since Salants death in 1993, is an important part of the history of broadcast journalism, an inside story of the politicians and journalists who shaped our recent history, and an eloquent alarm about the current erosion of broadcast journalism standards.
The only authorized, insider book on the history of broadcasting, by Richard Salant, former head of CBS News and the ”patron saint” of broadcast journalism.
About the Author
Susan Buzenberg is a professional freelance editor in the Washington, D.C., area. Bill Buzenberg is former vice president of news at National Public Radio, a position he held from 1990 to 1997.
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