Eyewitness Newsman

Eyewitness Newsman

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by Albert Primo
     
 

Creator of Eyewitness News and Peabody Award recipient Al Primo has authored a dynamic book that looks at the television news business from the inside. Eyewitness Newsman chronicles the history of the Eyewitness News concept, showing how one man with a vision challenged the journalistic establishment to create a newscast format that is the industry standard to this… See more details below

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Creator of Eyewitness News and Peabody Award recipient Al Primo has authored a dynamic book that looks at the television news business from the inside. Eyewitness Newsman chronicles the history of the Eyewitness News concept, showing how one man with a vision challenged the journalistic establishment to create a newscast format that is the industry standard to this day. The New York Daily News said that Primo Almost single handedly changed the face of television news.
Primo literally worked his way up from a Pittsburgh television station mailroom to the position of network executive. Along with way he turned the white male dominated news business on its ear, creating a beat system that featured a culturally diverse news team. Along the way he discovered people like Geraldo Rivera and helped turn Tom Snyder into a household name. Eyewitness Newsman takes you behind the scenes and offers a unique look at broadcasting legends like Peter Jennings, Howard Cosell, Frank Gifford, Roger Grimsby, Bill Beutel, Frank Gifford, Bill Burns and Rona Barrett.

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Editorial Reviews

Jon Hunt
Thinking (literally) outside the box
When I was very young and living in the New York television market, local news was drab. Black and white tv was the name of the game and the broadcasts were as dry as toast. In 1968, the year of monumental change in the United States, a major change in how television news was presented occurred, and thanks to Al Primo, it will never be the same again.

The concept of Eyewitness news, one which includes co-anchors and people on the set actually ta
stephen Romaine
This book is hilarious. Tells the story behind the story of how a motley crew of news reporters changed the way TV broadcasts news. Some like Geraldo Rivera, Howard Cosell and Joan Lunden went on to become broadcast icons. The stories about Geraldo threatening riots in the street, Howard Cosell's missing toupee, and Roger Grimsby's outragegous one the air cynical snipes at other reporters left me in stiches.

Al Primo was the maestro behind the scenes. Not only did he provide the innova

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012012159
Publisher:
Primo News Services
Publication date:
12/30/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
252
File size:
4 MB

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