Face the Nation

Face the Nation : My Favorite Stories from the First 50 Years of the Award-Winning News Broadcast

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In this engaging memoir of television news and its unique place in history, New York Times bestselling author and Face the Nation anchor Bob Schieffer takes us behind the scenes of the Sunday morning institution that has provided a window on the most memorable events of the last half-century. With his critically acclaimed memoir This Just In, Schieffer proved himself a natural storyteller, a gifted writer able to capture the workings of television news with remarkable wit and insight. Now Schieffer focuses his keen reporter's eye on 50 years of Face the Nation's live broadcasts and the historic moments the program has captured. From its 1954 debut, an interview with Senator Joe McCarthy the day before the Senate debate that would condemn him, to the broadcast's 1957 groundbreaking interview with a candid and controversial Nikita Khrushchev; from the brilliant analysis of communism made by guest Martin Luther King Jr. to the sometimes stunning, always revealing interviews with each sitting president; from the heroic and moving coverage of the terrorist attacks of September 11 to the revolutionary coverage of the war in Iraq, Schieffer shares unforgettable anecdotes about the guests, the stories and the events captured by the venerable public affairs program. Marked by the author's candid personal observations and wise, good humor, Bob Schieffer's look at 50 years of Face the Nation shines an entertaining and nostalgic light on America's presidents, culture, foreign policy and domestic affairs.
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  • Electronic book text
  • United States
  • 40 b-w photo t-o
  • 0743275322
  • 9780743275323

Table of contents

ContentsPrefacePart IWindow on History: The Story of Face the Nation1. In the BeginningStanton and Paley Invent CBS News2. In the Age of FearMcCarthy, Blacklists and the Red Scare3. The Big ScoopBut Should Americans Be Hearing This?4. The Men of Love Put On a Really Big ShowCastro, Ed Sullivan and Face the Nation5. Coverage a Long Time ComingThe Sunday Shows and Civil Rights6. VietnamThe Ongoing Search for Good News7. For Want of a QuestionThe Pentagon Papers, Gobbledygook and Government Secrecy8. Badgering George ShultzThe Rise of Women in Politics and Journalism9. The Sunday PrimariesTales from the Campaign Trail10. The Longest StoryThe Saga of Clinton vs. Starr11. War at Home and Abroad 9-11, Anthrax and the Terrorists12. The War in IraqCombat Coverage in Real Time13. Looking AheadTelevision's Expanding UniversePart IIBehind the Scenes14. My Thoughts ExactlyThe Face the Nation Commentaries15. They Made It HappenThe Correspondents and Producers of Face the NationWork Notes, Acknowledgments
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