David Brinkley:A Memoir ePUB ☆ David Brinkley:A

David Brinkley:A Memoir ePUB ☆ David Brinkley:A

David Brinkley:A Memoir [PDF / Epub] ✈ David Brinkley:A Memoir ☀ David Brinkley – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk David Brinkley, icon of the American airwaves, has written his autobiography, a classic American story which overlaps with some of the great events and important personages of the era From playing pok David Brinkley, icon of the American airwaves, has written his autobiography, a classic American story which overlaps David Brinkley:A MOBI :å with some of the great events and important personages of the era From playing poker with Truman to riding the rails with Churchill to walking the beaches with D Day veterans, readers are privy to some of Brinkley s most priceless remembrances.


10 thoughts on “David Brinkley:A Memoir

  1. Mary Lou Mary Lou says:

    Really interesting tidbits about some of the major events and major players of the mid to late 20th century, as well as a nice behind the scenes peek at the early television industry I was too young to pay close attention to Brinkley when he was on in prime time, but from what he writes, it sounds like TV journalism today could learn from his direct statements, his parsimonious use of words, and his sense of humor As to his stories, for some reason I m still always shocked and somewhat appalle Really interesting tidbits about some of the major events and major players of the mid to late 20th century, as well as a nice behind the scenes peek at the early television industry I was too young to pay close attention to Brinkley when he was on in prime time, but from what he writes, it sounds like TV journalism today could learn from his direct statements, his parsimonious use of words, and his sense of humor As to his stories, for some reason I m still always shocked and somewhat appalled when I hear about journalists rubbing elbows with those they re covering Brinkley talks about hosting the Kennedy family at his home just days after JFK s assassination, playing poker with Truman, Johnson flying him up to Camp David just to hang out, etc How can a journalist report fairly on those with whom he socializes That access provides Brinkley with the fodder for an interesting book several decades later, though Probably the least titillating chapter, but the most important to read, is the one on taxes Brinkley gives a brief but critical overview on the history of income tax, withholding, etc which illustrates the greed and corruption in Congress and the gouging of the American public If everyone had this basic understanding of things, the public might actually get angry enough to demand tax reform But Congress knows it s not a sexy issue, and that most Americans are sheep who will do as they re told and will support the erroneous notion that higher taxes on the wealthy is somehow sticking it to others, when it s also the middle class that s getting skewered My copy was an uncorrected proof I have not seen the final, published version, but hope this chapter on taxation made the cut


  2. Steve Steve says:

    I got what I expected from this autobiography memoir of David Brinkley, a television journalist who many remember on Sunday mornings with ABC s This Week with David Brinkley renamed now with current ABC host George Stephanopoulos But I also remember Brinkley s teaming with Chet Huntley on NBC s Huntley Brinkley Report, the Peacock Network s award winning nightly newscast that rivaled CBS s Walter Cronkite for the evening news audience.It is a biography a look back into how Brinkley move I got what I expected from this autobiography memoir of David Brinkley, a television journalist who many remember on Sunday mornings with ABC s This Week with David Brinkley renamed now with current ABC host George Stephanopoulos But I also remember Brinkley s teaming with Chet Huntley on NBC s Huntley Brinkley Report, the Peacock Network s award winning nightly newscast that rivaled CBS s Walter Cronkite for the evening news audience.It is a biography a look back into how Brinkley moved from Wilmington, North Carolina to the military and eventually to his journalism career based for the most part in Washington, DC But the book is also a collection of Brinkley s opinions and personal stories that show he became one of the country s leading authorities on politics He tells stories of the Kennedy s and his unusual relationship with Lyndon Johnson There are tales of the early days of television and the way television has grown in coverage of major events including president campaigns and conventions.It s a good book about how television evolved and how he played a major role in its evolution


  3. Brian Brian says:

    I really enjoyed the stories that Brinkley told in this book The problem was that it sounded exactly if he had spoken them into a dictaphone Writing that imitates speech can work in some cases Here, it detracted from what otherwise could have been a great book For every amusing story about a politician, there was a grammatical error Many sentences lacked verbs Couldn t the folks at Knopf done a better job editing this


  4. Michael Michael says:

    Brinkley s memoir is okay The best parts are his anecdotes about the history of television and the transition from news radio to news via television For many of the major stories he covered in his career the JFK assassination, Apollo 11, Watergate, etc , he doesn t go into as much detail as I would have expected He also jumped around in time a bit, straining the narrative slightly It s not great, but it s pretty good


  5. ShareStories ShareStories says:

    For someone as old as David Brinkley lived to be, his Memoir was history almost before he finished writing it He covers his childhood in the American South and his early career which coincided with early radio and television A valuable book which covers a time and an author that has sadly passed.


  6. Colleen Colleen says:

    I loved watching This Week with David Brinkley, yet found myself slightly disappointed with this book A good man, yet not the one I had made him to be in my mind.


  7. Toesnorth& Toesnorth& says:

    good


  8. Nancy Nancy says:

    I did not know David Brinkley was from Wilmington, NC It was interesting to read about the birth and evolution of TV news.


  9. Grandma Grandma says:

    I found this a surprisingly readable book Brinkley has a wry sense of humor that carries over into his writing.


  10. Rosa Ramôa Rosa Ramôa says:

    Um homem de sucesso aquele que cria uma parede com os tijolos que lhe atiraram David Brinkley


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