The Place to be : Washington, CBS, and the Glory Days of Television News
Roger Mudd joined CBS in 1961, and as the congressional correspondent, became a star covering the historic Senate filibuster debate over the 1964 Civil Right Act. Mudd was one of half a dozen major figures in the stable of CBS News broadcasters at time when the networks standing as a provider of news was at its peak. In The Place to Be, Mudd tells of how the bureau worked: the rivalries, the egos, the pride, the competition, the ambitions and the gathering frustrations of conveying the world to a national television audience in thirty minutes minus commercials. It is the story of a unique TV news bureau, unmatched in its quality, dedication, and professionalism, that will highlight what TV journalism was once like and what its missing today.
- Paperback | 432 pages
- 144.78 x 223.52 x 30.48mm | 566.99g
- 02 Apr 2009
- INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
- New York, United States
- 8 pp. b/w photo insert
About Roger Mudd
Roger Mudd is most recently the primary anchor for The History Channel. Previously, he was weekend anchor of CBS Evening News, co-anchor of the weekday NBC Nightly News, and hosted NBC's Meet the Press, and NBC's American Almanac. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including George Foster Peabody Award, the Joan Shorenstein Award for Distinguished Washington Reporting, and five Emmy Awards. Mudd lives outside of Washington, D.C.