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David Brinkley: A Memoir -- 11 Presidents, 4 Wars, 22 Political Conventions, 1 Moon Landing, 3 Assassinations, 2,000 Weeks of News and Other Stuff on Television and 18 Years of Growing Up in North Carolina


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ISBN 10: 067940693X / ISBN 13: 9780679406938
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1995
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Small 4to. Grey cloth spine and blue paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 273pp. Illustrations. Near fine/near fine. Later (9th) printing, tight and handsome, of this autobiography by the highly-regarded American broadcast journalist (1920-2003) who hosted NBC's "The Huntley-Brinkley Report" with Chet Huntley (1956-70) and ABC's "This Week with David Brinkley" (1981-98). Bookplate affixed to half-title page boldly signed by Brinkley in black fineline (though he's smudged it ever so slightly). Bookseller Inventory # 33129

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Title: David Brinkley: A Memoir -- 11 Presidents, 4...

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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David Brinkley, icon of the American airwaves, has written his autobiography, a classic American story which overlaps with some of the great events and important personages of the era. From playing poker with Truman to riding the rails with Churchill to walking the beaches with D-Day veterans, readers are privy to some of Brinkley's most priceless remembrances. of photos.


Although the Election Night '96 dust-up in which Brinkley unfairly trashed Bill Clinton may have momentarily obscured it, the truth is he's one of the most insightful political commentators ever to appear regularly on television. He's also had tremendous timing: after some short stints at small newspapers in little Southern towns, Brinkley became NBC's White House correspondent in 1943, and after FDR, went on to cover ten other presidents. (He became particularly friendly with LBJ.) In the process, Brinkley became an expert on the folkways of Washington, D.C. As reported here, when Brinkley was preparing for the broadcast of the first moon landing, he asked the director of NASA about the significance of the event. "David," came the reply, "if this all works I can get Congress to raise my budget to $20 billion next year."

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