Listening to America: Twenty-Five Years in the Life of a Nation As Told to National Public Radio

Overview

The publication of "Listening to America" coincides with the twenty-fifth anniversary of NPR's founding in 1970. Wertheimer, who was present at the creation, has culled the best interviews and commentaries from each year. Her selections allow us to revisit the major news stories of our time including Watergate, the fall of Saigon, the rise of Ronald Reagan, the AIDS epidemic. Here too are vivid illuminations of America's rich cultural life, as when Goodman Ace celebrates Groucho Marx, Vertamae Grosvenor reflects ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (57) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $2.45   
  • Used (55) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$2.45
Seller since 2013

Feedback rating:

(53)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Hardcover New 0395706971 Never Read-may have light shelf wear on the dust jacket-price sticker on the cover-publishers mark-I ship FAST!

Ships from: Waresboro, GA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$45.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(136)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

The publication of "Listening to America" coincides with the twenty-fifth anniversary of NPR's founding in 1970. Wertheimer, who was present at the creation, has culled the best interviews and commentaries from each year. Her selections allow us to revisit the major news stories of our time including Watergate, the fall of Saigon, the rise of Ronald Reagan, the AIDS epidemic. Here too are vivid illuminations of America's rich cultural life, as when Goodman Ace celebrates Groucho Marx, Vertamae Grosvenor reflects on the murder of John Lennon, and Red Barber meditates on the expression "suck-egg mule." And pieces by Nina Totenberg, Susan Stamberg, Daniel Schorr, and Wertheimer herself remind us that NPR provides some of the country's most insightful reportage. Wertheimer links her selections with a lively commentary that puts each story in its historical context. She also provides much insight into the evolution of NPR: year by year, we see it grow from the nearly amateur operation it was at the outset to the professional, authoritative radio network it is today. This book also rescues a trove of classic broadcasts from archival oblivion: John Henry Faulk's lament for our lost ideals, Robert Krulwich's hilarious profile of a coupon clippers' club, Neal Conan's account of his capture by Iraqi soldiers, and many others.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Though transcripts can't convey the immediacy of radio, this selection from NPR's news programs should engage fans. Proceeding chronologically from NPR's maiden news show in 1971, news veteran Wertheimer has selected an eclectic set of stories, many covering the major events of the years (elections, disasters, world turmoil), others reporting on the culture (interviews with author Norman MacLean and Jack Kevorkian). NPR's strengths emerge clearly: it is literate and a forum for thoughtful callers and has a rich array of commentators. Exploring such issues as AIDS, the isolated underclass and the debate about exposing philandering politicians, these stories exhibit the depth that shows why NPR's news operation garners accolades. (May)
Booknews
Extracts from major news stories and interviews on National Public Radio, 1971 to 1994. Among them are Watergate and Nixon's resignation, the end of the Vietnam War, Three Mile Island, Mount Saint Helens, the first recognition of AIDS, The Challenger explosion, the collapse of the Soviet Union, majority rule in South Africa, elections along the way, various well known personalities, and landmarks in public radio. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395706978
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/1/1995
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 1.61 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

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

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