Politicians Are People, Too

Politicians Are People, Too

by Richard Benedetto
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761834222

ISBN-13: 9780761834229

Pub. Date: 04/28/2006

Publisher: University Press of America

Across the span of his 35-year career reporting on local, state, and national politics, USA TODAY White House correspondent Richard Benedetto has interviewed and closely watched a wide variety of politicians and public servants. This memoir and personal reflection considers the coverage and treatment of politics and politicians by today's media and offers

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Across the span of his 35-year career reporting on local, state, and national politics, USA TODAY White House correspondent Richard Benedetto has interviewed and closely watched a wide variety of politicians and public servants. This memoir and personal reflection considers the coverage and treatment of politics and politicians by today's media and offers suggestions for improvement. Benedetto argues that despite the often-cynical news coverage, most politicians are good people who, like all human beings, have strengths and weaknesses. He believes politicians deserve to be praised when they do well, as much as criticized when they fail. Politicians Are People, Too celebrates and offers personal insights on many of the thousands of public figures Benedetto has encountered—an eclectic list of politicians, public servants, and even a few celebrities, including George Wallace, Hillary and Bill Clinton, Dan Quayle, Mario Cuomo, Gary Hart, Paul Newman, Spiro Agnew, George W. Bush, Henry Cisneros, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and Ted Williams.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761834229
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
182
Sales rank:
1,335,572
Product dimensions:
0.42(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)

Table of Contents

"You don't boo the President of the United States"1
"I was good, wasn't I?"11
A reporter learns some lessons23
You can go home again27
A men's room job interview45
"This isn't the Yankees' dressing room!"57
A newspaper is born73
"Politicians are people, too"83
Politics, baseball, movies stars and war do mix99
Photos111
Jogging with "41"117
Bill and Hillary129
"W"141
Have you ever flown on Air Force One?141

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