Walter's Perspective: A Memoir of Fifty Years in Chicago TV News (Paperback)
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Walter's Perspective: A Memoir of Fifty Years in Chicago TV News (Paperback)

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Paperback 216 Pages / Published: 30/10/2017
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Walter Jacobson's highly readable book Walter's Perspective: A Memoir of Fifty Years in Chicago TV News provides a unique glimpse into the rough-and-tumble Chicago news business as seen through the eyes of one of its legendary players. From his first news job working as a legman for Daily News columnist Jack Mabley in the 1950s to his later role as a news anchor and political commentator at CBS-owned WBBM, Jacobson battled along the front lines of an industry undergoing dramatic changes. While it is ultimately Jacobson's story, a memoir of a long and distinguished (and sometimes highly controversial) career, it is also an insider's account of the inner workings of Chicago television news, including the ratings games, the process of defining news and choosing stories, the media's power and its failures, and the meddling by corporate and network executives.

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
ISBN: 9780809336180
Number of pages: 216
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm


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"Readers will love the sweep of this memoir, one written with a winning voice and perspective."--Chicago Tribune

"Stylishly written, the book is a hard-eyed look at what has happened to what we call news during [Jacobson's] many years in the game, something we viewers rarely, if ever, have time to contemplate in the rush and hustle of the next lead story or the 24-hour news cycle."--Printers Row Journal

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