The Resource Fifty years of 60 minutes : the inside story of television's most influential news broadcast, Jeff Fager

Fifty years of 60 minutes : the inside story of television's most influential news broadcast, Jeff Fager

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Fifty years of 60 minutes : the inside story of television's most influential news broadcast
Title
Fifty years of 60 minutes
Title remainder
the inside story of television's most influential news broadcast
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Jeff Fager
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  • Fifty years of sixty minutes
  • 50 years of 60 minutes
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "From its almost accidental birth in 1968, 60 Minutes has set the standard for broadcast journalism, joining us in our living rooms each Sunday night to surprise us about the world. The show has profiled every major leader, artist, and movement of the past five decades, perfecting the newsmaking interview and inventing the groundbreaking TV exposé. From legendary sit-downs with Richard Nixon in 1968 (in which he promised "to restore respect to the presidency") and Bill Clinton in 1992 (after the first revelations of infidelity) to landmark investigations into the tobacco industry, Lance Armstrong's doping, and the torture of prisoners in Abu Ghraib, the broadcast has not just reported on our world, but changed it too. Now, Executive Producer Jeff Fager pulls back the curtain on how this remarkable journalism is done, taking the reader into the editing room with the show's brilliant producers and beloved correspondents, including hard-charging Mike Wallace, writer's-writer Morley Safer, soft-but-tough Ed Bradley, relentless Lesley Stahl, intrepid Scott Pelley, ace interviewer Charlie Rose, tireless Anderson Cooper, and illuminating storyteller Steve Kroft. He details the decades of human drama that have made the show's success possible: the ferocious (and encouraged) competition between correspondents, the door slamming, the risk-taking, and the pranks. Fager takes on the program's mistakes and describes what it learned from them. Above all, he reveals the essential tenets that have never changed: why founder Don Hewitt believed "hearing" a story is more important than seeing it, why the "small picture" is the best way to illuminate a larger one, and why the most memorable stories are almost always those with a human being at the center. At once a sweeping portrait of fifty years of American cultural history and an intimate look at how the news gets made, Fifty Years of 60 Minutes shares the secret of what's made the nation's favorite TV program exceptional for all these years."--Jacket
  • Starting with the third decade, the decade that saw a new generation of reporters and encapsulates the reasons the show became a hit, Fager tells the history of 60 minutes. He takes us into the editing room, details the decades of human drama that have made the show's success possible, and describes how the program learned from the mistakes they made. An intimate look at how the news gets made
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DLC
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Fager, Jeffrey
Dewey number
070.1/95
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Television broadcasting of news
  • Broadcast journalism
  • Television broadcasting of news
  • United States
  • Television broadcasting of news
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Fifty years of 60 minutes : the inside story of television's most influential news broadcast, Jeff Fager
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Copyright
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Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The beginning -- Decade 3: 1988 to 1998 -- Decade 1: 1968-1978 -- Decade 2: 1978 to 1988 -- Decade 4: 1998 to 2008 -- Decade 5: 2008 to 2018
Control code
ocn994263260
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
v, 409 pages
Isbn
9781501135804
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017025966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)994263260
Label
Fifty years of 60 minutes : the inside story of television's most influential news broadcast, Jeff Fager
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The beginning -- Decade 3: 1988 to 1998 -- Decade 1: 1968-1978 -- Decade 2: 1978 to 1988 -- Decade 4: 1998 to 2008 -- Decade 5: 2008 to 2018
Control code
ocn994263260
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
v, 409 pages
Isbn
9781501135804
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2017025966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)994263260

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