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Hold On, Mr. President
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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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.
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.
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.More about Sam Donaldson...