Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Camera Never Blinks” as Want to Read:
The Camera Never Blinks
Dan Rather
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Camera Never Blinks

3.45 of 5 stars 3.45  ·  rating details  ·  87 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Mass Market Paperback, 0 pages
Published March 12th 1978 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 1977)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Camera Never Blinks, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Camera Never Blinks

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 154)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Adam K.
About 8 years ago, my wife and I nurtured the idea of running a used bookstore someday. It never fully came to fruition. We sold stuff online for a while, but maintaining and updating stock became burdensome, and really I just wanted to read everything I had gotten my hands on. This memoir was one of them. I didn't realize at the time that it had been written so long ago, before I was born but after Rather had already had a considerable career. I had gotten to know him as the anchor of the CBS e ...more
I found this in my high school library at a time when my overarching ambition in life was to become a CBS foreign correspondent. Why CBS? I really can't remember. It was the nightly news show I watched. A friend and I often had long discussions about which nightly news broadcast had the best intro music and graphics. We were that nerdy, and CNN hadn't quite launched cable news into the stratosphere yet (that would happen with the Gulf War and Wolf Blitzer and green missiles streaking across the ...more
Rather came on the scene at an interesting time for journalism. Radio was still a major player and TV news was still taking shape.
In the book, Rather details his early career and his experience covering a hurricane, the Nixon presidency, the civil rights movement, Kennedy's assassination and Vietnam.
Many of the events in the book are what encouraged an entire generation of journalists to take up the pen. Those events did more than just make the news, they made the newsmen celebrities in their ow
Greg Snyder
I did enjoy the book. I wish h would have gotten into his being on the ground in Viet Nam. Most of the time he was just close to the action/history when it was happening and not in the middle of it.
Cathy DuPont
In media at the time and nice fellow thought, I guess, that I had higher expectations. Really liked the book though and Rather was at the top of his game then.
Phoebe Mckinney
Phoebe Mckinney marked it as to-read
Jan 11, 2015
Adam Scott
Adam Scott marked it as to-read
Dec 29, 2014
Debbie added it
Oct 26, 2014
Sean marked it as to-read
Oct 22, 2014
Rebecca Esmail
Rebecca Esmail marked it as to-read
Oct 11, 2014
Joey Nowak
Joey Nowak marked it as to-read
Aug 01, 2014
Rick Casebeer
Rick Casebeer marked it as to-read
Jul 11, 2014
Jackstermt marked it as to-read
Apr 10, 2014
Brooke marked it as to-read
Jan 12, 2014
Brandis marked it as to-read
Jan 08, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Daniel Irvin Rather, Jr. is a former news anchor for the CBS Evening News and is now managing editor and anchor of a television news magazine, Dan Rather Reports, on the cable channel HDNet. Rather was anchor of the CBS Evening News for 24 years, from March 9, 1981 to March 9, 2005. He also contributed to CBS' 60 Minutes. Rather left CBS Evening News in 2005 and the network itself in 2006. On Sept ...more
More about Dan Rather...
Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News The American Dream: Stories from the Heart of Our Nation The Palace Guard Deadlines and Datelines Camera Never Blinks Twice: The Further Adventures of a Television Journalist

Share This Book