As broadcast news came of age in the turbulent decades of the 1950s and '60s, North Texas reporter Bert Shipp was on the front lines. While television changed the way Texas and the world witnessed history, Shipp's Dallas/Fort Worth coverage reported stories of both national and local importance. Whether in the media race to cover the Kennedy assassination, on a mission to Laos to help recover a secret list of prisoners of war while on a mission in Laos or highlighting the boy who had no shoes for Christmas, Shipp's accounts of chronicling the news are fascinating and often hilarious. Join this award-winning journalist as he recalls harrowing, humorous and true behind-the-scenes stories of those early days in Texas television news.
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|Publisher:||History Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Bert Shipp is a news-gathering legend. Known and loved throughout U.S. media circles, he is truly one of a kind. His uniquely sharp wit, combined with his unparalleled fifty years of experience in Texas's radio, print and television industries, make him an incredible gift to all who know him.