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The Camera Never Blinks
 
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Dan Rather
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The Camera Never Blinks

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Published March 12th 1978 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 1977)
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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
Misha
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
Drew
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
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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.
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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
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