Charles Osgood See You on the Radio

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Witty, wise, rueful commentaries from one of broadcasting's funniest, most stylish writers and newsmen.

"Charles Osgood is one of the best writers in America today, any form or medium," says Dan Rather, and Jim Lehrer concurs, "He is a special mind and voice in a business where his kind is rare-and cherished." No one writes quite the way he does-the offbeat stories that make listeners stop and pay attention; the commentaries in which he shares his sense of wonder, dismay, or amusement; the well-spun tales of irony that often burst forth into wordplay or even poetry.

See You on the Radio gathers together over one hundred essays on everything from potholes, perfumes, felons and "freeloaders" ("Credit card customers paying on time! Taking bread from the tables of the moneylenders!"); to psychopaths and politicians (more alike than you think); to earthquakes, animal heirs, and the advancement of science. In all, it is further evidence of why, in the words of Walter Cronkite, Charles Osgood "is one of the greatest talents in broadcasting today."

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In addition to anchoring CBS News Sunday Morning, CHARLES OSGOOD also anchors and writes The Osgood File, his daily news commentary broadcast on the CBS Radio Network. His commentaries have drawn one of the largest audiences of any network radio feature. Osgood was called “one of the last great broadcast writers” by his predecessor on Sunday Morning, Charles Kuralt. Osgood was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1990. He has won numerous awards and honors, including three Emmys and three Peabodys.

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A collection of the radio and television pundits best work, from the past eight years. Charles Osgood, like Art Buchwald or Erma Bombeck, possesses the sort of wry wit that seems quintessentially American, the ability to gently mock this country and its citizens with plain old common sense. Most of the pieces in the book, which are taken from Osgoods CBS radio broadcasts, concern people and the very strange things they do or say, and the book is divided into suitable sections, such as ``HPF (The Human Perversity Factor),'' which includes an essay on a convention held by and for lightning strike victims, or ``Money Draws Flies,'' in which Osgood discourses on, among other topics, the hazards of winning the lottery. The author runs the gamut of topics from political correctness to patriotism, and while reading too many in one sitting is somewhat cloying, theres something to chuckle at in almost every piece. Osgood is particularly good at pointing up the foibles of both people and institutions, and finds particular pleasure in taking inflated government agencies or their minions to task, as, for instance, in a piece on the modernization of the IRS. Yesterday the IRS brass appeared before a House appropriations subcommittee. This is the subcommittee that oversees the people who are overseeing the people who are modernizing the modernization program. Several of the essays are accompanied by doggerel that ranges from groaningly bad to delightful (such as when he includes the name of the drug sysnyntenoctadecanoamide in verse). This is the sort of collection that Osgoods fans will adoreand it may even win him some new ones. -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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