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Salant, CBS, And The Battle For The Soul Of Broadcast Journalism : The Memoirs Of Richard S. Salant - Bill Buzenberg

Salant, CBS, And The Battle For The Soul Of Broadcast Journalism

The Memoirs Of Richard S. Salant

Paperback Published: 1st October 1999
ISBN: 9780813337036
Number Of Pages: 364

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"Salant, CBS, and the Battle for the Soul of Broadcast Journalism" tells the story of CBS News during its golden era. The late Richard S. Salant was president of CBS News for sixteen years throughout the 1960s and 1970s. He became widely recognized by journalists as the "patron saint of television news." During his tenure, Salant confronted issues of enormous importance - Vietnam, the civil rights movement, and Watergate - and launched the first thirty-minute E"vening News, CBS Morning News," and "60 Minutes." Along the way, he hired Mike Wallace, Roger Mudd, Dan Rather, and Diane Sawyer. This first-person account, compiled and edited by Susan and Bill Buzenberg during the years since Salant's death in 1993, is an important part of the history of broadcast journalism, an inside story of the politicians and journalists who shaped our recent history, and an eloquent alarm about the current erosion of broadcast journalism standards.

Photos and Illustrationsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Editors' Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Editors' Introductionp. 1
Signing On: The Early Yearsp. 15
Memos: Music and Sound Effects; Truthp. 15
Leaving the Lawp. 17
Paley: The Road to Responsibilityp. 21
Stanton: Renaissance Mentorp. 26
President, CBS Newsp. 33
Half-Hour Evening Newsp. 37
Cronkite and Sevareidp. 44
Friendly Takes Over, Temporarilyp. 49
The True Story of 60 Minutesp. 59
Outside Pressure: The Nixon Yearsp. 69
Memo: News Judgmentsp. 69
War Against the Mediap. 71
"The Selling of the Pentagon"p. 86
Watergate Reportsp. 100
"When Honesty Was Called Courage"p. 111
"Dear Charles": Affiliate Relationsp. 119
Inside Pressure: CBS, Inc.p. 127
Memo: Fairness and Balancep. 127
"Us Against Them"p. 129
News as a Businessp. 140
Fighting for Airtimep. 149
News and Advertisersp. 157
Journalists and Lawyersp. 172
Management Philosophyp. 179
Memo: Political Coveragep. 179
Loose Reinsp. 181
CBS News Standardsp. 187
Management by Memop. 195
Changing a White Male Bastionp. 210
People Fired, People Hiredp. 216
Editorial Philosophyp. 229
Memo: Editorializingp. 229
Letters from the Editorp. 231
What Is News?p. 241
What Is Bias?p. 252
Defending the Anchorsp. 260
Stepping Aside: Beyond CBSp. 275
Memo: Clichesp. 275
Pushed Outp. 277
Four More Years--at NBCp. 287
National News Councilp. 298
Editors' Epiloguep. 303
Chronologyp. 309
Indexp. 313
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ISBN: 9780813337036
ISBN-10: 0813337038
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 1st October 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.89 x 15.34  x 2.34
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1