Vox Populi: The O'Shaughnessy Files

Vox Populi: The O'Shaughnessy Files

by William O'Shaughnessy
     
 

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Vox Populi is the long-awaited fourth collection of interviews, editorials, essays, observations and keen insight from legendary New York broadcaster William O'Shaughnessy. With this inspiring new anthology, Bill is back in a big way, offering compelling dialogue and opinion on timely issues and current events in politics, media, the arts and popular culture.A

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Vox Populi is the long-awaited fourth collection of interviews, editorials, essays, observations and keen insight from legendary New York broadcaster William O'Shaughnessy. With this inspiring new anthology, Bill is back in a big way, offering compelling dialogue and opinion on timely issues and current events in politics, media, the arts and popular culture.A masterful interviewer, O'Shaughnessy goes one-on- one with Barbara Taylor Bradford, Steve Forbes,Joe Califano and a colorful band of townie characters from Westchester - the Golden Apple. Broadcastingfor five decades from what the Wall Street Journal hailed as the quintessential community station inAmerica,his thoughtful and muscular commentaries have been widely praised in all the important journalsin the land.A self-styled First Amendment voluptuary,O'Shaughnessy is a stellar defender of Free Speech,having devoted the good part of fifty years to fighting censorship and government intrusion from his influentialperch in the heart of the Eastern Establishment.He's the one they roll out when the likes of Howard Stern, Bob Grant and Imus get in a jam. Colorful national figures and beguiling towniesabound in Vox Populi which is also laden with exquisitely beautiful eulogies and tributes to his departed friends Tim Russert, Wellington Mara, Robert Merrill and Ossie Davis.And, as in every Bill O'Shaughnessy book, there is stunning and powerful wisdom and brilliant observationsfrom Governor Mario Cuomo whom he so admires.The great American historian David McCullough observed: I always look forward to reading the historyof our times Bill O'Shaughnessy has written.O'Shaughnessy is an authentic American voice.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Bill O'Shaughnessy's new book is chock full of good writing, good humor . . . and wisdom! What a terrific read. Dan Rather

Reading his personal commentaries on people and the passing scene, written with casually elegant language, makes you wish the whole country was hearing or reading his work.-Governor Mario M. Cuomo

Anything Bill O'Shaughnessy touches or writes turns to gold. His new book is something I'm sure every New Yorker will want to read.-Governor George E. Pataki

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823232499
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
01/03/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
500
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

William O'Shaughnessy is owner and President of Whitney Radio, parent company for WVOX and WRTN in Westchester County, NY. Vox Populi is preceded by three successful books: More Riffs, Rants, and Raves, It All Comes Back to me Now, and Airwaves.

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