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David Brinkley

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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 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. of photos.
Hardcover, 273 pages
Published October 10th 1995 by Knopf
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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" -- renamend 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.

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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?
I heard this book on tape, read by the author. Mr. Brinkley has a very pleasant way of speaking. It's an interesting story, historically. Journalism moving from print to radio to television.
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.
I did not know David Brinkley was from Wilmington, NC. It was interesting to read about the birth and evolution of TV news.
I found this a surprisingly readable book. Brinkley has a wry sense of humor that carries over into his writing.
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Full name: David McClure Brinkley

*ABC and NBC newscaster
*Co-anchored the Huntley–Brinkley Report
*NBC Nightly News co-anchor and correspondent
*Sunday This Week with David Brinkley

*ten Emmy Awards
*three George Foster Peabody Awards
*Presidential Medal of Freedom

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