60 Minutes and the News: A Mythology for Middle America
For more than 20 years, the clock has steadily ticked away each week for the vast audience of Americans who stop everything else to watch 60 Minutes. Author Richard Campbell has created an informative, thought-provoking book that details how he believes the long-popular program has won its place in the heart of middle America.
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