Aren't You That News Man?

The Funny Side of the Evening News

by Gary Stromberg



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/18/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781440100314
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781440101601

About the Book

Aren't You That News Man? is a journey through the fascinating career of television reporter Gary Stromberg. Gary takes us behind the scenes and introduces us to a wacky group of characters who somehow managed to get newscasts on the air every night.

He writes about the famous people he has met including Martin Sheen, Red Skelton, Steve Allen, James Ingram, and Paul Lynde. He also focuses in on the inspiring stories of regular folks who have stood up to the unexpected challenges that came their way.

Gary explains how legendary baseball manager Casey Stengel offered him a chance to join the New York Mets.

He reveals why he is grateful to the Beatles for helping him get into Northwestern.

And, for the first time ever, he explains why Channel 8 workers pulled the pants off of a producer, and ran them up the flagpole in front of the station.

He pays tribute to his boss Virgil Dominic, who assembled award-winning news departments in Atlanta and Cleveland.

He spells out how has TV news has changed through the years. Gary takes a humorous look at the transformation. You will never look at the news the same way again.

About the Author

Gary Stromberg earned journalism degrees at Northwestern and Columbia. He went on to be a TV news reporter in Atlanta and then in his home town of Cleveland. Gary was on the Channel 8 news team for more than thirty years. He has witnessed life's tragedies and triumphs.