BN.com Gift Guide

Come to Think of It: Commentaries from National Public Radio's Senior News Analyst [NOOK Book]

Overview

Peerless commentary on recent politics and history from one of the preeminent reporters of our time?now with new material

AN INSTITUTION at CBS for decades and a twenty-year mainstay of NPR, Daniel Schorr is a legend in journalism. Come to Think of It collects in one place, for the first time, Schorr's observations on politics and American life during the past two decades. His essays reveal his mastery of pithy, get-to-the-point analysis, and ...
See more details below
Come to Think of It: Commentaries from National Public Radio's Senior News Analyst

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$14.99
BN.com price

Overview

Peerless commentary on recent politics and history from one of the preeminent reporters of our time?now with new material

AN INSTITUTION at CBS for decades and a twenty-year mainstay of NPR, Daniel Schorr is a legend in journalism. Come to Think of It collects in one place, for the first time, Schorr's observations on politics and American life during the past two decades. His essays reveal his mastery of pithy, get-to-the-point analysis, and his experience gives him an authority and range that permeate every page. In these essays we get his on-the-spot reactions to the major and minor events around the turn of the millennium?from the shock of 9/11 to the mainstreaming of Yiddish. Come to Think of It is an unparalleled account of political analysis and personal memory.


Read More Show Less

What People Are Saying

Marvin Kalb
A brilliant collection of Schorr's best broadcasts. Great listening, now even better reading.
William Safire
One of the great broadcast journalists of our time—scrupulously honest, historically fair, fearless, forthright, and sometimes deliciously insightful.
Judith Viorst
When there's something to tell, nobody tells it better than Daniel Schorr.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101202678
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/13/2007
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • File size: 414 KB

Meet the Author

Daniel Schorr is currently a senior news analyst for NPR. He has won three Emmys, decorations from European heads of state, a Peabody award for “a lifetime of uncompromising reporting of the highest integrity,” awards from civil liberties groups, and the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Golden Baton for “Exceptional Contributions to Radio and Television Reporting and Commentary,” the most prestigious award in broadcasting.



After serving in World War II in Army intelligence, he wrote for the Christian Science Monitor and the New York Times before moving to CBS in 1953. He covered Khrushchev, Castro, the building of the Berlin Wall, then returned to Washington. His coverage of Watergate landed him on Nixon’s “enemies list.” He resigned from CBS in 1976 when asked to disclose the source of a suppressed intelligence report. In 1979 he helped Ted Turner creat CNN, and since 1985 has worked primarily for NPR.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1991 The Mideast Is a Mess and There Is No New World Order 1

1992 Enter Bill Clinton 18

1993 Bosnia, Hillary, Health Care, and NAFTA 38

1994 O.J. and Other Big News 62

1995 Violence at Home and Abroad 83

1996 Stereotypes and Spies 106

1997 Saints and Sinners 132

1998 Lies, Damned Lies, Etc. 157

1999 Guns and Children 178

2000 Bad for Everyone 196

2001 The World Changes 210

2002 Questionable Connections 228

2003 Earthquake Diplomacy 249

2004 Swift Boats and Tsunamis 276

2005 The Year of the Flood 297

2006 Old Fights, New Scandals 322

2007 The Truth Is Hard to Come By 341

2008 Presidential Candidates and Lying Politicians 359

August 31, 2006: Ninety Years in a Newsworthy Life 373

Index of Essays 377

Index 387

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)