Covering Catastrophe: Broadcast Journalists Report September 11


Covering Catastrophe tells what it was like for TV and radio journalists to report the most terrifying story of their lives-and our time.

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Covering Catastrophe tells what it was like for TV and radio journalists to report the most terrifying story of their lives-and our time.

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Opening with the prelude "A Clear Blue Sky" and closing with nightfall, this book offers accounts by broadcast journalists from New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC, of their experiences covering the events of September 11, 2001. The text is pieced together like a quilt, interspersing brief fragments identified by a quote and the name of each journalist, who range from radio helicopter reporters to all three network news anchors. The intensity created by this format represents the chaotic feeling of that day, which readers will relive through the vivid descriptions of what the reporters saw and felt. This book ably documents the workings of broadcast journalism in a crisis and illustrates the dedication and professionalism of journalists at a crucial moment in American history. It will be of interest to journalism students as well as general readers. [Royalties from this book will be matched by the publisher and contributed to September 11 charities. Ed.] Judy Solberg, George Washington Univ. Lib., Washington, DC Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566251808
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Pages: 220
  • Sales rank: 248,334
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.12 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2002

    As if I was right there again.

    This book is incredible! It give an honest history by the newspeople themselves, where they were and how they felt. It's touching, moving and I cried many times while reading it. It's worth having!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2002

    Tis book is wonderful! So personal, sad..

    I could not put this book down! These journalists were not only reporting the events of September 11th, but they were part of the story. These people went out and did their jobs even though, they too, lost friends that day. The rest of the American public would not know what was going on if they hadnt pushed through. They witnessed up close what was going on, and ran for their lives when the towers came down. I will never forget what happend. this book is a reminder to never forget the day that the country changed forever. Finally, I really enjoyed the contributions of Dan Rather and Tom Brokow -this book was so sad and even chilling at times. I throughly enjoyed this book, and highly recommend it.

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