An inspiring memoir from the frontlines of history by the award-winning 60 Minutes correspondent.
Don’t ask the meaning of life. Life is asking, what’s the meaning of you?
With this provocative question, Truth Worth Telling introduces us to unforgettable people who discovered the meaning of their lives in the historic events of our times.
A 60 Minutes correspondent and former anchor of the CBS Evening News, Scott Pelley writes as a witness to events that changed our world. In moving, detailed prose, he stands with firefighters at the collapsing World Trade Center on 9/11, advances with American troops in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, and reveals private moments with presidents (and would-be presidents) he’s known for decades. Pelley also offers a resounding defense of free speech and a free press as the rights that guarantee all others.
Above all, Truth Worth Telling offers a collection of inspiring tales that reminds us of the importance of values in uncertain times. For readers who believe that values matter and that truth is worth telling, Pelley writes, “I have written this book for you.”
|Publisher:||Hanover Square Press|
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About the Author
Scott Pelley has been a reporter and photographer more than 45 years. He is best known for his work on 60 Minutes and as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News. Pelley’s work has been recognized with 3 duPont-Columbia Awards, 3 Peabody Awards, the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, and 37 Emmy Awards. Pelley is the most awarded correspondent in the history of 60 Minutes. He has been married to the love of his life, Jane, for 35 years. They have 2 children.
Table of Contents
1 Gallantry: The FDNY 17
2 Resolve: President Bush on 9/11 64
Field Note: Meeting the Late Don Hewitt in Botswana 83
3 Selflessness: Paulette Schank 86
4 Authenticity: Bruce Springsteen 93
5 Devotion: David Hall 101
Field Note: Kremlin Rules 118
6 Audacity: Ben Bernanke 123
7 Invincibility: Nadia Murad 149
Field Note: No Moss Gathers 157
8 Gratitude: Early Lessons 160
Field Note: Do You Believe in Signs? 182
9 Duty: Lessons in War 186
Field Note: The Last Shuttle 207
10 Vision: Elon Musk 211
11 Objectivity: Learning from Unpleasant Truth 224
Field Note: Eyes of the Beholders 237
12 Hubris: Trump v. Clinton 240
13 Skepticism: A Failure of Government and Journalism 265
Field Note: Stranger than Fiction 305
14 Perseverance: The Mothers and Fathers of Sandy Hook 314
15 Deceit: The Fabulist Mr. Clinton 328
16 Courage: Bao Tong 348
Field Note: Hello, Mom? 359
17 Valor: Patrick Marc Rapicault 362
Field Note: The Madman of Obock 373
18 Arrogance: A Cautionary Tale 376
Field Note: Empathy 398
19 To a Young Journalist 400
Conclusion: How Many Stars in Your Flag? 421
In Memoriam 427