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By Walter Jacobson,Bill Kurtis

ISBN-10: 0809331128

ISBN-13: 9780809331123

ISBN-10: 0809336189

ISBN-13: 9780809336180

This hugely readable ebook offers a different glimpse into the rough-and-tumble Chicago information company as noticeable throughout the eyes of 1 of its mythical gamers. From his first information task operating as a legman for Daily News columnist Jack Mabley within the Fifties to his later position as a information anchor and political commentator at CBS-owned WBBM, Walter Jacobson battled alongside front traces of an present process dramatic alterations. whereas it truly is eventually Jacobson’s tale, a memoir of an extended and extraordinary (and occasionally hugely debatable) occupation, it's also an insider’s account of the internal workings of Chicago tv information, together with the scores video games, the method of defining information and selecting tales, the media’s energy and its mess ups, and the meddling by way of company and community executives.

As a reporter, Jacobson used to be frequently contentious and confrontational. He used to be fired on a couple of events and used to be convicted of libeling tobacco corporation Brown and Williamson, leading to a multimillion-dollar federal court docket judgment opposed to him and CBS. but it used to be this gutsy perspective that positioned him on the most sensible of the inside track video game. With an enticing writing type, Jacobson recollects his interactions with Chicago mayors Richard J. and Richard M. Daley, Jane Byrne, Harold Washington, and Rahm Emanuel; recounts his insurance of such interesting information tales because the violent 1968 Democratic nationwide conference and the execution of convicted mass assassin John Wayne Gacy; and recollects his reporting on and interviews with Louis Farrakhan, governors George Ryan and Rod Blagojevich, and Barack Obama. greater than a memoir, Walter’s Perspective is the extreme trip of 1 reporter whose particular profession the altering face of Chicago’s neighborhood news.

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