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The Camera Never Blinks
Dan Rather
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The Camera Never Blinks

3.48  ·  Rating details ·  134 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Mass Market Paperback, 0 pages
Published March 12th 1978 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 1977)
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Adam Nelson
Feb 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Anup Sinha
Feb 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this like an American history book for the third quarter of the 20th century from the eyes of a reporter. Since Dan Rather actually wrote this in 1977, it lent me even more authenticity about all the incredible events he covered and his perspective is quite informative. I find his own career path and upbringing to be fascinating as well. This is a great read if you want to hear another witness angle to events like Bay of Pigs, Vietnam, the JFK assassination, Watergate, etc. I was surprise ...more
Apr 13, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memoir, high-school
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
Apr 20, 2008 rated it liked it
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
Oct 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Alice Crouch
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Much better as a television journalist I still enjoyed reading this book especially since Rather wrote it in the 70s.
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With a famed and storied career that has spanned more than six decades, Dan Rather has earned his place as one of the world’s best-known journalists. He has interviewed every president since Eisenhower and, over that time, personally covered almost every important dateline in the United States and around the world. Rather joined CBS News in 1962. He quickly rose through the ranks, and in 1981 he a ...more
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