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Staying Tuned : A Life in Journalism

by Schorr, Daniel

First Edition

Price: $45.00
from: Rose's Books, IOBA

  • Seller Inventory #: 007868
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: New
  • Jacket condition: New
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0671020870
  • ISBN 13: 9780671020873
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Place: New York, NY, U.S.A.
  • Date published: 2001

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Simon & Schuster, 2001. First Edition. Hard cover binding, 354 pp. New in new dustjacket, protected with a mylar cover. The memoirs of one of the more intelligent journalists. With this memoir Daniel Schorr—octogenarian, newsman, and last of the Edward R. Murrow news team still active in journalism—makes it clear that after six decades of reporting, digging out sensitive information, and finding himself the controversial subject of some stories, he is still fully engaged in the world-watching that made him one of America's most honored journalists. In the U.S. he has covered and analyzed major events from the McCarthy anti-Communist hearings of the 1950s to the Clinton impeachment hearings of the 1990s. As CBS's chief Watergate correspondent, he won three Emmys for his coverage of that scandal, during which he found himself on Nixon's "enemies" list. Abroad, he opened the CBS bureau in Moscow in 1955, arranged an unprecedented television interview with Nikita Khrushchev, and was on hand for major European events from the founding of NATO to the building of the Berlin Wall. In the 1970s, Schorr's revelations of CIA and FBI misdeeds brought him into a confrontation with Congress. Refusing to name his sources before the House Ethics Committee, he was threatened with jail for contempt—a threat that was not carried out. Schorr also reflects here on the role of the media in our society, expressing concerns about television's assault on reality. "This is Schorr's detailed report on why numerous heads of state and other officials have called him a son-of-a-bitch. In reciting that result of his aggressive reporting, he also fascinates with much of the inside history of our last half century." - Walter Cronkite . First Edition. Hard Cover. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.