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

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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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

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.

Product Details

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

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