The Newslife : From Arkansas to Aruba

by Stephen Cohen



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/1/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 580
ISBN : 9781462015658
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 580
ISBN : 9781462015665

About the Book

A blazing account of a life lived in America’s television newsrooms.

It is a journey that leaps from a small newsroom in rural Arkansas to the largest newsroom of its’ time in New York at CBS. The best known broadcast journalists of a generation bump into each other on their way forward in their careers. At every outpost a collection of hard working, young journalists about to be stars, and factors in television news emerge. Their names fast becoming household names. What were they like, when they were full of hope, and the art of doing television news was emerging in full form. And what was the cost of it all, as they burned their images into America’s psyche? And what was the Newslife like for the author , who saw it all, did it all, and emerged to tell this tale?

About the Author

This is a history of local news as seen through the prism of a life lived inside America’s newsrooms. It is the life of a practicing newsman who ran operations from New York to Los Angeles, with side trips to help launch and create COURT TV, run broadcast stations, a network for long haul truck drivers, and work on the Natalee Holloway case for Aruba. The author’s training as an endurance athlete, and application of martial arts theory to problem solving, has informed an integrative approach to leadership. He lives in Southern California with his extended family.