This discourse on the importance of television in society presents
Friendly's uncannily prescient views on the corrosive effect of
money on the news business, the sensationalization of news
reporting, and the viewing public's appetite for quality
With Edward R. Murrow, Fred Friendly practically invented
television journalism. Through telling anecdotes and penetrating
analysis, he recalls his collaborations with Murrow, from their
stinging documentary on Senator Joseph McCarthy to CBS's pioneering
coverage of the burgeoning civil rights and anti-Vietnam War
movements. Friendly also recounts his resignation as president of
CBS News in 1966, when the network ran reruns of I Love Lucy
instead of Senate hearings on the war in Vietnam. Following that
controversial decision, he began writing this memorable book.
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Fred W. Friendly
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