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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
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Fager
Title variation
  • Fifty years of Sixty Minutes
  • 50 years of 60 minutes
Title variation remainder
the inside story of televisions most influential news broadcast
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Language
eng
Summary
"The ultimate inside story of 60 Minutes, the program that has tracked and shaped the biggest moments in post-war American history. 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 news-making interview and inventing the groundbreaking TV expose. 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, ace interviewer Charlie Rose, tireless Anderson Cooper, intrepid Scott Pelley, 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"--Provided by the publisher
Summary
A history of 60 Minutes—the iconic American TV news broadcast—going behind the scenes of the most famous breakthrough stories of its remarkable fifty-year run to reveal the secrets of the program’s success
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10596957
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Fager, Jeffrey
Dewey number
070.1/95
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
9-12
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Medialog, Inc
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
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  • 60 minutes (Television program)
  • Television broadcasting of news
Target audience
adult
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the inside story of television's most influential news broadcast
Label
Fifty years of 60 minutes : the inside story of television's most influential news broadcast, Jeff Fager
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nc
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rdacarrier
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txt
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rdacontent
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23 cm.
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Large print edition.
Extent
667 pages (large print)
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large print
Isbn
9781432845063
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(large print : hardback)
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unmediated
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Fifty years of 60 minutes : the inside story of television's most influential news broadcast, Jeff Fager
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
667 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432845063
Isbn Type
(large print : hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print

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