From Library Journal
Opening with the prelude "A Clear Blue Sky" and closing with nightfall, this book offers accounts by broadcast journalists from New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC, of their experiences covering the events of September 11, 2001. The text is pieced together like a quilt, interspersing brief fragments identified by a quote and the name of each journalist, who range from radio helicopter reporters to all three network news anchors. The intensity created by this format represents the chaotic feeling of that day, which readers will relive through the vivid descriptions of what the reporters saw and felt. This book ably documents the workings of broadcast journalism in a crisis and illustrates the dedication and professionalism of journalists at a crucial moment in American history. It will be of interest to journalism students as well as general readers. Judy Solberg, George Washington Univ. Lib., Washington, DC
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Mitchell Stephens has written A History of News
, Wadsworth Pub. Co.; ISBN 0155018574 and The Rise of the Image the Fall of the Word
, Oxford University Press; ISBN 0195098293