Due to Circumstances Beyond Our Control. . . PDF í

When Fred Friendly s powerful examination of broadcast news was published in , it was judged by The New Yorker to be an engrossing professional memoir and it quickly leaped onto The New York Times bestseller list Now reissued with a new Introduction by Dan Rather, anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News, and Tom Bettag, executive producer of Nightline, on the anniversary of Friendly s death, 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 broadcasting 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 , 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 Due to Circumstances Beyond Our Control. . .

About the Author: Fred W. Friendly

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10 thoughts on “Due to Circumstances Beyond Our Control. . .

  1. Mike Kemper Mike Kemper says:

    A must read for anyone who wants to understand the early days of broadcast journalism What lead to the vanishing of public good in broadcast journalism And how the all consuming forces of commercialization steamrolled over, never understood, or really gave a damn about it A heroic tragedy that I grew up with, but never understood why evaporated before my young eyes.


    in 1966, the corporate decision to air an i love lucy rerun instead of live coverage of the senate foreign relations committee hearings on vietnam caused mr friendly to resign his position from the CBS news department after 16 years due to circumstances beyond our control is fred s account of his time at CBS and an examination of broadcast journalism s struggle to maintain integrity in a sea of shareholders

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