We Interrupt This Broadcast: The Actual Broadcasts of the Events That Stopped Our Lives (Book and 2 CDs)

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Where Were You When..?

Few phrases garner as much attention as We Interrupt This Broadcast... Wherever we may happen to be, our lives stop for a moment, and we experience those few seconds of anxiety between the interruption and the actual announcement of what has happened. In words and images-and on two audio compact discs, We Interrupt This Broadcast brings to life the famous and infamous moments of the 20th century that were announced to us ...

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Overview

Where Were You When..?

Few phrases garner as much attention as We Interrupt This Broadcast... Wherever we may happen to be, our lives stop for a moment, and we experience those few seconds of anxiety between the interruption and the actual announcement of what has happened. In words and images-and on two audio compact discs, We Interrupt This Broadcast brings to life the famous and infamous moments of the 20th century that were announced to us with those four chilling words.

From the dawn of electronic media to today, from the catastrophe of the Hindenburg to the tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales, these are the 38 events that stopped us in our tracks and changed our world. We Interrupt This Broadcast recounts the details of the events and spotlights the photographs that tell the stories. Accompanying the book, two digitally mastered compact discs contain over two hours of audio from the events, narrated by award-winning journalist Bill Kurtis, and a foreword on the state of journalism today by the dean of broadcasting, Walter Cronkite.

These heart-stopping moments include both the famous words you remember and rare audio footage that will bring you back into the magnitude of the event, allowing you to share with your friends, family, children and grandchildren your memories of where you were when the world stopped, and we held our breath in anticipation.

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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Presents b&w photographs, accompanied by event summaries, of 38 major crises and disasters which still pull on American heartstrings, from the explosion of the Hindenburg in 1937 to the death of Princess Diana in 1997. More emotionally powerful than the text are two included audio CDs containing over two hours of reporters' coverage from the events themselves, narrated by journalist Bill Kurtis. The book is 11x11". Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Dorothy Rompalske
Skim over the book's lackluster historical essays and focus your your energy instead on its well-selected black-and-white photographs and an enclosed set of CDs that contain over two hours worth of digitally mastered audion clips from radio and television special news bulletins. The CD's, narrated by journalist and A&E commentator Bill Kurtis, bring alive topics as various as as the Hindenburg explosion, the assasinations of JFK and Martin Luther King Jr., man's first walk on the moon, the Kent State massacre and the death of Princess Diana. When an interviewer accidentally tapes the shooting of Bobby Kennedy at the moment it happens, the ability of the electronic media to capture history couldn't be more powerful—or chilling.

Biography Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780641059780
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Edition description: Book and CD's
  • Pages: 154

Table of Contents

Foreword by Walter Cronkite
Introduction
The Hindenburg Explodes: May 6, 1937
Pearl Harbor Under Attack: December 7, 1941
D-Day: The Normandy Invasion: June 6, 1944
President Roosevelt Dies: April 12, 1945
V-E Day: War in Europe Ends: May 7, 1945
Atomic Bomb Destroys Hiroshima: August 6, 1945
Japan Surrenders: WWII Ends: August 15, 1945
Truman Defeats Dewey: November 3, 1948
General MacArthur Fired: April 11, 1951
Sputnik Launched by Soviets: October 4, 1957
John Glenn Orbits Earth: February 20, 1962
Marilyn Monroe Dies: August 4, 1962
Cuban Missile Crisis: Nuclear War Threatened: October 22, 1962
President Kennedy Assassinated: November 22, 1963
Lee Harvey Oswald Assassinated: November 24, 1963
President Johnson Declines Re-election Bid: March 31, 1968
Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated: April 4, 1968
Robert Kennedy Assassinated: June 4, 1968
Apollo 11: Man Walks on Moon: July 20, 1969
Apollo 13: Astronauts Escape Disaster: April 13, 1970
Kent State Massacre: May 4, 1970
Munich Olympics Tragedy: September 5, 1972
Nixon Resigns: August 8, 1974
Saigon Falls: April 30, 1975
Elvis Dies: August 16, 1977
Iran Hostage Crisis: November 4, 1979
John Lennon Assassinated: December 8, 1980
President Reagan Shot: March 30, 1981
The Challenger Explodes: January 28, 1986
Berlin Wall Crumbles: November 9, 1989
Operation Desert Storm Begins: January 29, 1991
Rodney King Verdict Incites Riots: April 29, 1992
Waco Standoff Ends in Disaster: April 19, 1993
O.J. Simpson Saga: June 13, 1994 - February 4, 1997
Oklahoma City Bombing: April 19, 1995
Flight 800 Explodes Over Atlantic: July 17, 1996
Atlanta Olympics Bombing: July 27, 1996
Princess Diana Dies: August 31, 1997
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