Everyone Is Entitled To My Opinion

Everyone Is Entitled To My Opinion

by David Brinkley

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Everyone Is Entitled To My Opinion by David Brinkley

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No matter how seriously we take our politics, Americans love a light touch, a raised eyebrow, a generous chuckle—which is why millions of us tune in to Sunday morning television for the bracing cocktail of wit and practical wisdom dispensed, along with the news, by the inimitable David Brinkley. His closing remarks, like an exclamation point after each broadcast, may illuminate the week's events or they may range widely through the oft puzzling human condition—but they're always worth waiting for.

In this one-of-a-kind book, we get the undiluted Brinkley. He marvels at government regulations that require cans of paint to bear a label reading "Do not drink paint." He nominates Richard Nixon as Official U.S. Government Scapegoat. He commiserates with an Oklahoma mayor who must earn extra money by collecting beer cans and claiming the deposits. He reminisces about a White House that welcomed casual picnickers on its lawn. He forgives George Bush for passing out in Tokyo. He observes that "if we can put a man on the moon, we could put Congress in orbit." He skewers lawyers, bureaucrats, Washington insiders, hypocrites of all stripes. He commemorates absurdity—and hence suffers fools gladly.

In short, Everyone Is Entitled To My Opinion is David Brinkley at his unbeatable best.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679759058
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Publication date: 10/22/1996
Edition description: Large Type
Pages: 245
Product dimensions: 6.23(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

David Brinkley was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, and was educated at the University of North Carolina and Vanderbilt University.  After his Army service in World War II, he worked for United Press and then joined NBC, where he would launch The Huntley-Brinkley Report with Chet Huntley in 1956 and then co-anchor NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor.  From 1981 to 1996, he conducted his own ABC program of news and commentary and interviews, This Week with David Brinkley, on Sunday mornings.  He has been the recipient of ten Emmy Awards and three George Foster Peabody Awards.  He lives with his wife, Susan, in Washington, DC.

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