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Covering catastrophe : broadcast journalists report September 11
Gilbert, Allison.
Publication Information:
Chicago, Ill. : Bonus Books, [2002]

Physical Description:
xii, 303 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Prelude : "A clear blue sky" -- "We have breaking news" : the first plane -- "We're being attacked" : the second plane -- "This is all so unbelievable" : the Pentagon and the fall of the South Tower -- "Fright and fear" : Pennsylvania and the fall of the North Tower -- "High alert" : the nation shuts down -- "This dark feeling" : the aftermath -- "Sleep wouldn't come" : nighttime and late-night thoughts -- Epilogue.
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Anna M. Reinstein Library PN4784.T45 C68 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Tells what it was like for TV and radio journalists to report the terrifying story of their lives.

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Library Journal Review

Opening with the prelude "A Clear Blue Sky" and closing with nightfall, this book offers accounts by broadcast journalists from New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC, of their experiences covering the events of September 11, 2001. The text is pieced together like a quilt, interspersing brief fragments identified by a quote and the name of each journalist, who range from radio helicopter reporters to all three network news anchors. The intensity created by this format represents the chaotic feeling of that day, which readers will relive through the vivid descriptions of what the reporters saw and felt. This book ably documents the workings of broadcast journalism in a crisis and illustrates the dedication and professionalism of journalists at a crucial moment in American history. It will be of interest to journalism students as well as general readers. [Royalties from this book will be matched by the publisher and contributed to September 11 charities. Ed.] Judy Solberg, George Washington Univ. Lib., Washington, DC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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