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Eyewitness: A California Perspective Paperback – November 1, 1987

ISBN-13: 978-0939061013 ISBN-10: 0939061015

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From Publishers Weekly

Press is a Los Angeles television commentator who over the last seven years has garnered two local Emmy awards, a devoted following and a fair number of enemies. An ex-seminarian, political adviser and environmental activist, Press presents himself as a pragmatic, concerned liberal. He advocates gun control, equal rights, clean air and protecting endangered species. He's against censorship, bigotry, acid rain and Ronald Reagan. Though these are editorials, they are also major market television, which helps explain why his views sound bland and moderate. All too many of these are pleas for decency, good taste and fair play, as if he could shame his foes into agreeing with him. Perhaps the best reason to pay attention to these is that Press is now talking about running for the U.S. Senate.
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From Library Journal

Pressan Emmy Award-winning California TV commentator who has been a legislative aide, liberal activist, and government officialis now considering a bid for the U.S. Senate. In these print versions of his broadcast commentaries, he comes across as earnest, intelligent, and occasionally provocative. He takes some predictable liberal positions (on Bernard Goetz as villain), marks some historical events with useful but hardly original remarks (Orwell's 1984 ), and sometimes lets fly in all directions with no clear perspective (at Miss America pageants). At his best, this former divinity student blends moral indignation with sharp reporting, and a reader can imagine that seeing Press on TV could be a treat. For public libraries. Dan Levinson, Thayer Acad., Braintree, Mass.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Redwood Pr (November 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0939061015
  • ISBN-13: 978-0939061013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,182,772 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Bill Press began his career as a political insider and media commentator on KABC-TV and KCOP-TV, both in Los Angeles. Over the years, he has received numerous awards for his work, including four Emmys and a Golden Mike Award.

The former co-host of MSNBC's Buchanan and Press, CNN's Crossfire and The Spin Room, Press has built a national reputation on thought-provoking and humorous insights from the left side of the political aisle.

Press is the author of six books: Spin This! (Atria, 2002), Bush Must Go! (Dutton Books, 2004), How The Republicans Stole Christmas (Doubleday, 2005), Trainwreck (Wiley, 2008), Toxic Talk (Thomas Dunne Books, 2010), and his latest, The Obama Hate Machine (Thomas Dunne Books, 2012).

The host of radio's nationally syndicated Bill Press Show (Monday-Friday from 6-9am ET), Press attends the daily White House press briefing and writes a syndicated newspaper column, distributed weekly by Tribune Media Services.

Press resides in the nation's capital with his wife Carol.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Greg Klemm (MKGKlemm@aol.com on November 7, 1998
Format: Paperback
Bill Press offers a large number of commentaries reflecting a wide ranging number of issues. His work is thoughtful, informative, and enjoyable.
Press offers his opinion concerning Iran-Contra, President Reagan, the ERA, the minimum wage, the environment, gun control, and much more! He addresses some of the most controversial issues, and does not hesitate to make his message loud and clear.
Anyone interested in current events should read the work of this fine American commentator, and former California Democratic Party chairman.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 7, 1998
Format: Paperback
Bill Press offers a large number of commentaries reflecting a wide ranging number of issues. His work is thoughtful, informative, and enjoyable.
Press offers his opinion concerning Iran-Contra, President Reagan, the ERA, the minimum wage, the environment, gun control, and much more! He addresses some of the most controversial issues, and does not hesitate to make his message loud and clear.
Anyone interested in current events should read the work of this fine American commentator, and former California Democratic Party chairman.
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