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Hold On, Mr. President

3.28  ·  Rating details ·  57 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
The outspoken White House correspondent for ABC News offers insights into the high-pressure complexities of national news reporting, discusses his colleagues and friends, and explains what it's like to provoke presidents.
Hardcover, 260 pages
Published March 12th 1987 by Random House
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Jun 16, 2009 marked it as will-never-read
If this were the last remaining book on earth, I would actually read it. But until that happens, no.
Jul 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
There were a lot of funny anecdotes in this book. For those too young to remember Sam Donaldson... imagine if Bill O'Reilly were set loose at a White House press conference and you will get some idea of how relentless and aggressive he was in his questioning of both Carter and Reagan. I thought the autobiographical parts concerning his early years, growing up and going to college in the El Paso area, were interesting.
Sep 05, 2011 rated it liked it
Good read--the author was Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News for years. He covered President Carter and Reagan and Nixon....Vietname, Iran-Contra, Reagan's attempted assassination, and lots more. It was written from his perspective as a journalist and it was enlightening to see how the world looks from that seat.
Mar 29, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: biographic
Having developed political consciousness some time around 1996, I picked this up in a used book sale and it became one of the few sources I have for my views on 70s and 80s politics. Entertaining and informative.
Nov 06, 2008 marked it as to-read
Purchased from the Goodwill
Blaine Morrow
May 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
Sam is Sam in this brief book, occasionally personal and always witty.
Apr 13, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: memoir
A fun glimpse into the heydey of TV political journalism.
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Samuel Andrew "Sam" Donaldson is a reporter and news anchor for ABC News, anchoring the Sunday edition of World News Tonight from its inception in January 1979 through the 1990s.
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