In Bed with Broadcasting: A Memoir

In Bed with Broadcasting: A Memoir

by Ken Davis


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Ken Davis began his career as a small-town radio DJ during his college years. Little did he know he would later find himself face-to-face with a notorious serial killer in the middle of the night; be nearly shot by a world-famous music producer; or unexpectedly come across the lifeless body of a legendary Hollywood bombshell. Along the way, he hung out with everyone from Barack Obama to Walter Cronkite to Sting.

These are but a few of the many adventures in Davis's memoir about his colorful Emmy-award-winning career in television. But this is much more than a "tell-all" book filled with juicy anecdotes about famous people. It's a down-to-earth and often humorous story of a man who must juggle his family and his "mistress" while trying to overcome adversity, ethical dilemmas, and an industry going through relentless change.

Along the way, readers get a backstage pass to many classic TV programs, including "The CBS Evening News," "EXTRA," "PBS NewsHour," and "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," as well as venture inside the most historic TV station in the country.

Prepare to go behind the closed doors of one of the most enjoyable, harrowing, and seductive industries in the world. Once you hop "In Bed with Broadcasting," you may love her or you may want to run for cover-but you will never forget her.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781546318552
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/2017
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

KEN DAVIS is a three-time Emmy-award-winning writer, producer, and on-air reporter who has worked for all the major TV networks in news, reality, and entertainment. At the age of twenty, he became the nation's youngest TV anchorman and went on to work with Walter Cronkite, Charlie Rose, and dozens of other prominent broadcasters and entertainers. He also hosted the PBS program "Why in the World?" and has reported stories for "The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour" as well as breaking news reports for CBS and KTLA-TV.

In addition to his Emmys, Davis has been honored with three Golden Mikes and two Genesis Awards. He and his wife, Carole, make their home in Southern California.

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In Bed with Broadcasting: A Memoir 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
DMol 10 months ago
TV newsman and raconteur Ken Davis sums up the last half century of broadcasting, as he went from Sixties rock jock to newsman emeritus. He bursts into his story with his brush with death at the hand of a crazed music producer. He then relates how he got his first big TV scoop, encountering the worst-case scenario of a Hollywood sex goddess in bed. He has no end of up-close meetings with the historic, the celebrated and the infamous, most of them occurring in or around L.A. Ken Davis grew up with TV, and his encounter with just-retired Walter Cronkite, the most trusted man in America, reminds us all of what we used to think of TV news, when men like Cronkite practiced it to inform us of important things, not to maximize profits. Davis has a nose for a story, and it's lucky for readers he followed so many fascinating ones. His reporter's wry wit nails the irony in every scene, whether he's crossing paths with a future president or an active serial killer. And as the title suggests, Davis doesn't spare himself. A terrific memoir.
MarisaPepp More than 1 year ago
A humorous and interesting read for aspiring journalists, and news media buffs alike! Davis takes readers behind-the-scenes of broadcast by sharing highlights and lowlights of his forty-years in the business. The story flows conversationally, with Davis consistently referencing his career as his "mistress." Though illustrated with many celebrity encounters, tight scrapes, and exotic travels, the heart of the book lies in the emotional impact of the industry on Davis. His account of the rise and "fall" of certain media challenges readers to ethically question today's industry portrayal of hard news, while also packing unbelievable anecdotes.