THE CAMERA NEVER BLINKS TWICE ~ The Further Adventures of a Television Journalist
Book review and technical detail THE CAMERA NEVER BLINKS TWICE ~ The Further Adventures of a Television Journalist Dan Rather , Mickey Herskowitz
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|Title||THE CAMERA NEVER BLINKS TWICE ~ The Further Adventures of a Television Journalist|
|author||Dan Rather , Mickey Herskowitz|
|Category||Entertainment & Sports|
|Publisher||William Morrow & Co|
|Publishing Date||1st January, 1970|
The CBS anchorman tells of his drifting moments--good yarns, admitting they're not absolutely adumbrative of his accepted circadian assignment abaft a desk. As in their antecedent book (The Camera Never Blinks, 1977), Rather and Herskowitz, in chatty and sometimes glib style, acquaint how he got that story. Venturing into Afghanistan aloof afterwards the Soviet aggression in 1980, Rather and his colleagues braved alarming chiefs, ambiguous aliment (when in doubt, eat alone the central of bread, he recommends), and a firefight to accompany home an important story. In China for the 1989 apprentice revolt, the accuser and his aggregation finessed on-site government admiral to accretion abundant time to address their video aback home afore their annual operation was shut down. Afterwards the Berlin Wall fell, he headed anon for soon-to- topple Prague on the clear-sighted admonition of Vernon Walters, agent to West Germany. And anon afore Saddam Hussein's aggression of Kuwait, he garnered a aboveboard annual with Jordan's King Hussein that, with the advice of ambassador Don Hewitt, was bound advertisement on 60 Minutes. Rather intercuts his capacity with brief, generally aloof ``outtakes'' and isn't aloft bedlam at himself, as aback absorption on his active blowing and latter-day attention in accoutrement hurricanes. He offers a aboveboard annual of the belled 1987 adventure in which the ``CBS Evening News'' ``went black'' for six account (when the above-mentioned advertisement of a tennis bold accomplished beforehand than expected), as able-bodied as an unedited archetype of the consecutive annual with Vice President (and presidential candidate) George Bush, who dodged questions about his Iran-contra captivation by nastily accusation Rather about the gap. The book closes by account a acclaimed 1993 accent in which Rather upbraided TV annual colleagues for not advancing quality. But his book lacks abiding absorption on how to do that--or for that matter, any acknowledgment of the struggles of Rather's nightly newscast, now third in the ratings. Enjoyable anecdotes, not abundant acumen or history. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)
The co-anchor and managing editor of The CBS Evening News recounts his return to Vietnam with General Norman Schwarzkopf, describes his interview with Saddam Hussein during the Gulf Crisis, and relates his encounter with Mikhail Gorbachev on a Moscow thoroughfare. 150,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
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