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We Interrupt This Broadcast: The Events That Stopped Our Lives...from the Hindenburg to the Death of John F. Kennedy Jr. (2nd Edition)

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In October 1998, Sourcebooks published We Interrupt This Broadcast -- a book and CD set by Joe Garner that featured the stories and actual broadcasts of the major news events of the twentieth century. Although audio books had been available before, this new "mixed media" approach presented readers with a vitally different opportunity, and they embraced it. Sourcebooks foll ...more
Hardcover, 169 pages
Published May 28th 2000 by Sourcebooks (first published May 2000)
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Bryan
Jul 03, 2010 Bryan added it
Please Keep True to the Title: I have a previous edition of this book. It covered the Diana death, and I believe that is where it stopped. My complaint with the book is only that, as the topics progresses closer to current times, the interruptions became less "spontaneous."
The book's premise was to provide the first live broadcast interruption that the public heard, to create the same chills that people felt, to relive the first realization of the shocking event just as it happened. By the time
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Lora
This isn't really the kind of book to which "fun" can be applied, but it was well done. There are two CDs included so as you read the text, you can listen to Bill Kurtis narrate the soundtrack of news reports.

I skipped around a lot here, only reading/listening to the stories I remember, and those I was really interested in like D-Day and the death of Marilyn Monroe.

Good book to get the sense of the times in which these events happened.
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