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Reality Show: Inside the Last Great Television News War
     

Reality Show: Inside the Last Great Television News War

by Howard Kurtz
 

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ISBN-10: 0743299825

ISBN-13: 2900743299823

Pub. Date: 10/28/2007

Publisher: Free Press

Reality Show is about a battle for survival. While the network anchors are certified celebrities vying for audience share, their real competition is the culture of instantaneous information as Web sites, cable chat, blogs, and iPods threaten to render them obsolete. Their huge megaphone still echoes across the national debate over war and politics, but it is growing

Overview

Reality Show is about a battle for survival. While the network anchors are certified celebrities vying for audience share, their real competition is the culture of instantaneous information as Web sites, cable chat, blogs, and iPods threaten to render them obsolete. Their huge megaphone still echoes across the national debate over war and politics, but it is growing weaker by the day, and they know it.

Brian Williams hustled over to a group of White House officials before President Bush left the room. "Okay," he said. "So we can say we were with him, we can say we asked him questions, and we can indicate what he said and how he answered-just no direct quotes, right?" Right, he was told. At the White House weeks later, Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric began needling Williams for having attributed Bush's answer on the Saddam Hussein hanging directly to the president. Williams turned very serious, insisting that White House officials had given their approval. When the luncheon began, Bush made clear to the anchors that he understood the unpopularity of his Iraq escalation and why politicians of both parties were running for cover. Then the president made a major mistake ...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900743299823
Publisher:
Free Press
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     ix
Changing of the Guard     1
No Pretty Boy     7
Hurricane Dan     13
The Comeback Kid     22
Heir Apparent     29
The Accidental Anchor     41
Dynamic Duo     55
Pressing the President     70
Wounded in Action     80
Hit or Miss     90
Fake News Rules     101
Terror Watch     109
Grudge Match     116
Mind Games     129
America's Sweetheart     139
The Courtship     151
Back to New Orleans     170
The Endless War     186
Pregnant and Powerless     194
Morning Man     208
Fall of an Anchor     228
White House Spin     239
Listening Tour     248
The Handoff     259
Celebrity Anchor     269
The Katie Surge     278
Reinventing the Wheel     290
Scandal Time     303
In the Trenches     313
Cliff-Hanger     328
War Over Words     339
A Softer Touch     356
ThePremature Campaign     365
Taking the Fall     375
Journey to Iraq     392
A New Champion     408
Epilogue     427
Acknowledgments     435
Notes     437
Index     441

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