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David Brinkley: : 11 Presidents, 4 Wars, 22 Political Conventions, 1 Moon Landing, 3 Assassinations, 2,000 Weeks of News and Other Stuff on Television and 18 Years of Growing up in North Carolina

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He is an Icon of the American airwaves, a face and a voice we have been welcoming into our homes for the past half-century. Through times of great upheaval and interludes of business as usual, we have tuned in to David Brinkley's programs on NBC and now on ABC - The Huntley-Brinkley Report, David Brinkley's Journal, This Week with David Brinkley - for his sense of fairness and his distinctive ability to cut through cant and pretension. We know that when he delivers the news it will be cogent, trustworthy and ...
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New York 1997 Cloth First Edition Good in Very Good jacket Ex-Library. 8vo-over 7?"-9?" tall. First Edition, stated. 273 pp. Memoirs of the famous news anchorman over half a ... century. Ex-library with the usual markings. Rubbing to rear endpaper where pocket was located. Good in very good dustjacket, protected with a library-issued plastic cover. Read more Show Less

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He is an Icon of the American airwaves, a face and a voice we have been welcoming into our homes for the past half-century. Through times of great upheaval and interludes of business as usual, we have tuned in to David Brinkley's programs on NBC and now on ABC - The Huntley-Brinkley Report, David Brinkley's Journal, This Week with David Brinkley - for his sense of fairness and his distinctive ability to cut through cant and pretension. We know that when he delivers the news it will be cogent, trustworthy and stamped with his trademark sardonic wit. Since his arrival in Washington in 1943 we have heard our history unfold in his unmistakable North Carolina cadences, yet in an age of information overload he is deeply appreciated for being a professional talker who doesn't believe in talking too much. Rich in anecdote and humor, David Brinkley's is a classic American story that overlaps with some of the great events and great personages of our era. He shares priceless moments, public and private: playing poker with Harry Truman, riding the rails with Winston Churchill, being whisked off by helicopter to Camp David by Lyndon Johnson, receiving the Medal of Freedom from George Bush, walking the beach with D Day veterans. And he takes aim at some chronic American bugbears - including taxes and political conventions - from his own, uniquely Brinkley, vantage point.

David Brinkley, icon of the American airwaves, has written his autobiography, a classic American story which overlaps with some of the great events and important personages of the era. From playing poker with Truman to riding the rails with Churchill to walking the beaches with D-Day veterans, readers are privy to some of Brinkley's most priceless remembrances. of photos.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Television newsman Brinkley's look back on his career spent 11 weeks on PW's bestseller list. (Oct.)
Library Journal
In 1967, NBC's Chet Huntley and David Brinkley had long been out-rating CBS's Walter Cronkite with The Huntley-Brinkley Report. How that newscast went off the air only four years later is one of the more intriguing stories in Brinkley's memoirs. Now nearing retirement after almost a decade and a half moderating ABC's This Week with David Brinkley, Brinkley looks back on a career in print and broadcast journalism, including 38 years at NBC. Writing in his familiar clipped, witty voice, he highlights two themes: politics (especially the changing nature of televising political conventions) and the unpredictability of journalism and broadcasting. Particularly good are descriptions of his rise through the frontier years of television and anecdotes about figures such as Jesse Helms, Martin Luther King, and assorted Kennedys. Recommended for journalism and broadcasting collection and libraries owning his best seller, Washington Goes to War (LJ 4/1/88). [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 7/95.]-Bruce Rosenstein, "USA Today" Lib., Arlington, Va.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780517175088
  • Publisher: Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/10/1995
  • Pages: 273

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