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The Camera Never Blinks Mass Market Paperback – September 12, 1987


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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (September 12, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345353633
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345353634
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 4.2 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,485,797 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Ray Stephanson on March 29, 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The Prologue tells about the time DR was at a news conference and was asked by President Nixon "are you running for something?". DR replied "No sir, Mr President, are you?" (a classic response to an accusatory question). Nixon had a habit of diverting or asking for a repeat to give himself more time (p.10). But this interchange gave DR a reputation, and recognition.
Chapter 1 is about his beginnings, and learning journalism at Sam Houston State Teacher's College at Huntsville TX. DR grew up in the Houston area, the oldest in the family. His father read a lot of newspapers. His college professor didn't "teach", he gave them assignments and kept them writing stories. Learning by doing certainly worked for DR. The rest of this chapter has interesting stories about his college life. Chapter 2 has DR at a CBS affiliate TV station in 1961. The most important ingredient was live local coverage; this attracts and holds viewers. DR was sent to cover Hurricane Carla on the gulf, the biggest and most dangerous of the century, which caused high tides and flooding rains. The warnings and the evacuation of 350,000 people, minimized the loss of lives. Afterwards DR was hired by CBS News, even if he didn't rescue a drowning horse (pp.47-8). Chapter 3 tells of his reporting from Oxford Miss on 9/30/1962 when James Meredith went to the University, and other places. Chapter 4 tells of his reporting on the civil rights issue. DR doubts the authenticity of the secret tapes on Dr ML King (p.101).
Chapter 5 tells of his assignment in Dallas on 11/22/1963. He was stationed beyond the triple underpass to pick up film; something happened and cars sped by. DR returned to the station to cover the news. This shows reporting behind th scenes (pp.124-8).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 29, 2001
Format: Hardcover
For those of you who want to know how it was to be a reporter back in the 70s and 80s, this book should be interesting to you. As a reporter of the 90s myself, I found it to be entirely a different world.
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Great read! Dan Rather has had an amazing life.
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