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Meet the Press: 50 Years of History in the Making
     

Meet the Press: 50 Years of History in the Making

by Rick Ball, NBC News Staff
 
Since its network premiere in 1947,Meet the Press has spotlighted more of this century's newsmakers than any other news show. Now,in an unprecedented move,Meet the Press marks it's 50-year anniversary as the country's longest-running political talk show by opening its archives: a wealth of rare photos,transcripts,and revealing behind-the-scenes anecdotes that

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Since its network premiere in 1947,Meet the Press has spotlighted more of this century's newsmakers than any other news show. Now,in an unprecedented move,Meet the Press marks it's 50-year anniversary as the country's longest-running political talk show by opening its archives: a wealth of rare photos,transcripts,and revealing behind-the-scenes anecdotes that recreate the program's history-making highlights. Featuring a forward by program moderator and NBC News Washington Bureau Chief Tim Russert and new commentary by Bob Dole,Pat Moynihan,David Broder,and Robert Novak,Meet the Press: 50 Years in the Making celebrates the singular television program that not only examines groundbreaking world events,but also creates them.

"If it's Sunday,it's Meet the Press!" On November 6,1947,Meet the Press made its network debut. Now,50 years and an astonishing 2500 shows later,the most influential news program in the history of television is celebrated in MEET THE PRESS: 50 Years of History in the Making. GRAB A FRONT-ROW SEAT to the world events of the past five decades as seen through the lens of this groundbreaking show. MEET THE PRESS: 50 Years of History in the Making spotlights the newsmakers,the journalists,and the issues that have shaped today's world. Meet the Press is the one news show that both reports on the news and makes it—breaking more "next day" headlines than any other show. Now,in honor of the show's golden anniversary,NBC and the show's producers open the archives of videotapes,rare photographs,transcripts,and revealing private anecdotes to recreate the program's history-making highlights. MEET THE PRESS: 50 Years of History in theMaking captures all the drama and the excitement of the show that millions of views,newsmakers,world leaders,and journalists consider a national treasure. "Meet the Press. . . the newsiest and most influential of the Sunday morning shows. "—National Journal ". . . the most tough minded panel show. "—William Safire,The New York Times "Meet the Press has emerged. . . as the favorite of Sunday morning viewers in the nation's capital. "—USA Today "Meet the Press. . . it's the preeminent political talk show. "—TV Guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070466142
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.81(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.82(d)

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