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    DescriptionHarry Reasoner was one of the most trusted and well-liked journalists of the golden age of network television news. Whether anchoring the evening newscast on CBS in the 1960s or on ABC in the 1970s, providing in-depth reporting on "60 Minutes", or hosting numerous special programs covering civil rights struggles, the Vietnam War, and Watergate, Reasoner had 'that almost mystical quality it seems to take for good television reporting, exuding this atmosphere of truth and believability', in the words of Walter Cronkite. Yet his reassuring manner and urbane, often witty, on-air persona masked a man who was far more complex and contradictory. Though gifted with the intelligence and drive to rise to the top of his profession, Reasoner was regarded by many colleagues as lazy and self-indulgent, a man who never achieved his full potential despite his many accomplishments. "Harry Reasoner: A Life in the News" covers the entire sweep of this enigmatic journalist's life and career. Douglass K. Daniel opens with Reasoner's Depression-era Midwestern upbringing and follows him through his early work in newspapers and radio before he joined CBS in 1956. Focusing on Reasoner's thirty-five-year tenure in television news, Daniel presents fascinating, behind-the-scenes accounts of Reasoner's key role in founding the top-rated newsmagazine "60 Minutes". He also explores Reasoner's highly publicized move to ABC in 1970, where he anchored the nightly newscast, first with Howard K. Smith and later with Barbara Walters - a disastrous pairing from which Reasoner's career never fully recovered. Based on scores of interviews and unpublished letters, memos, and other primary sources, this first biography of the man once rated second in credibility only to Walter Cronkite illuminates an entire era in broadcast journalism, as well as many of the unique personalities, from Andy Rooney to Mike Wallace, who made that era distinctive.


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    Title
    Harry Reasoner
    Subtitle
    A Life in the News
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Douglass K. Daniel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 296
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780292722170
    ISBN 10: 0292722176
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG, KNT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: SOC052000
    LC classification: PN
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    DC21: 070.92
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: BIO025000
    B&T Approval Code: A34364032
    Abridged Dewey: 70
    Thema V1.0: DNB, KNT
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    University of Texas Press
    Imprint name
    University of Texas Press
    Publication date
    01 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Austin, TX