Elvis Live at Five: A Novel

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Macmillan, Sep 17, 2002 - Fiction - 224 pages
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First they created the ultimate talk-show host. Now all they need to do is create the ultimate news story.

Elvis Live at Five is an updated version of Paddy Chayevsky's Network--a fascinating behind-the-scenes drama about the people--and in this case, dead rock idols-- behind the news. Nick Upton, news manager of KVGO-TV in Dallas thought the newsroom was a jungle BEFORE his ruthless new boss took over. Then a computer geek shows Nick how to boost the ratings-let a technologically cutting-edge virtual Elvis have his own show. Elvis lives for millions of viewers in no time. But who controls Elvis? And are those people at all interested in truth in broadcasting? What lengths will they go to to keep those profits rolling in?

As Nick Upton fights for what he believes in, not only is his life in danger, but so is the future of the truth as we know it. Scathing, funny, and frighteningly close to the bone, Elvis Live at Five is a brave preview of a whole new world.
 

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Contents

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CHAPTER ONE
3
CHAPTER TWO
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CHAPTER THREE
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CHAPTER FOUR
24
CHAPTER FIVE
30
CHAPTER SIX
33
CHAPTER SEVEN
42
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
133
CHAPTER NINETEEN
145
CHAPTER TWENTY
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CHAPTER TWENTYONE
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CHAPTER TWENTYTWO
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CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE
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CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR
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CHAPTER EIGHT
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CHAPTER NINE
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CHAPTER TEN
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CHAPTER ELEVEN
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CHAPTER TWELVE
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CHAPTER THIRTEEN
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CHAPTER FOURTEEN
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CHAPTER FIFTEEN
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CHAPTER SIXTEEN
120
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
126
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE
202
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX
212
CHAPTER TWENTYSEVEN
219
CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHT
227
CHAPTER TWENTYNINE
233
CHAPTER THIRTY
237
CHAPTER THIRTYONE
243
CHAPTER THIRTYTWO
247
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John Paxson is Vice President, Europe, and Bureau Chief, CBS News London, where he is responsible for editorial and logistical coverage of Europe, Africa, and South Asia. He supervises a CBS staff in London and other CBS people in field bureaus in Paris, Bonn, Tel Aviv, Moscow and Johannesburg. He has previously been assigned by CBS to Dallas, Los Angeles, and New York. Prior to that he was Bureau Chief for Voice of America in Chicago and Chief of the Washington DC Voice of America Documentary Unit.

Included among the many top stories Mr. Paxson has covered live are: the war in Bosnia; the Gulf War; the LA Riots; OJ's LA freeway chase; the San Francisco earthquake; the deaths of Princess Diana and Mother Teresa; the TWA hijacking; the hostage release in Beirut; the presidential campaigns of Carter and Reagan; and Watergate.

John Paxson was born in Montana and raised on a farm in the Bitterroot Valley. He speaks several languages and has won three Emmys. He is married to a former television news reporter, and has two lovely daughters.

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