Salant, CBS, and the Battle for the Soul of Broadcast Journalism: The Memoirs of Richard S. Salant / Edition 1

Salant, CBS, and the Battle for the Soul of Broadcast Journalism: The Memoirs of Richard S. Salant / Edition 1

by Susan Buzenberg, Bill Buzenberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813337038

ISBN-13: 9780813337036

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Basic Books

Salant, CBS, and the Battle for the Soul of Broadcast Journalism tells the story of CBS News during its golden era. The late Richard S. Salant was president of CBS News for sixteen years throughout the 1960s and 1970s. He became widely recognized by journalists as the ”patron saint of television news.” During his tenure, Salant confronted issues

Overview

Salant, CBS, and the Battle for the Soul of Broadcast Journalism tells the story of CBS News during its golden era. The late Richard S. Salant was president of CBS News for sixteen years throughout the 1960s and 1970s. He became widely recognized by journalists as the ”patron saint of television news.” During his tenure, Salant confronted issues of enormous importance - Vietnam, the civil rights movement, and Watergate - and launched the first thirty-minute Evening News, CBS Morning News, and 60 Minutes. Along the way, he hired Mike Wallace, Roger Mudd, Dan Rather, and Diane Sawyer. This first-person account, compiled and edited by Susan and Bill Buzenberg during the years since Salant’s death in 1993, is an important part of the history of broadcast journalism, an inside story of the politicians and journalists who shaped our recent history, and an eloquent alarm about the current erosion of broadcast journalism standards.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813337036
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.92(d)
Lexile:
1260L (what's this?)

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