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The Resource Harry Reasoner : a life in the news, Douglass K. Daniel

Harry Reasoner : a life in the news, Douglass K. Daniel

Label
Harry Reasoner : a life in the news
Title
Harry Reasoner
Title remainder
a life in the news
Statement of responsibility
Douglass K. Daniel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Harry 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. Douglas 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 "Based on scores of interviews and unpublished letters, memos, and other primary sources, this first biography of the man once rated second only to Walter Cronkite in credibility illuminates an entire era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."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Daniel, Douglass K
Dewey number
  • 070.92
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4874.R34
LC item number
D36 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Focus on American history series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reasoner, Harry
  • Journalists
Label
Harry Reasoner : a life in the news, Douglass K. Daniel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
71223278
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 270 pages 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780292714779
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006028619
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)71223278
Label
Harry Reasoner : a life in the news, Douglass K. Daniel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
71223278
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 270 pages 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780292714779
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006028619
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)71223278

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