Hold on, Mr. President!
Here is the brashest, most irreverent, most provocative television reporter in Washington telling us just how he got there, and how he gets away with it...that is, with being the nation's most celebrated and outspoken White House correspondent....From the press room at the White House to barbecues in Plains, to the Middle East during Carter's historic peace initiative, to the scene of the assassination attempt on President Reagan, to the superpower summits and the Iran-Contra scandal, Donaldson is always on the spot, asking tough questions and getting the answers....
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Every morning she drove me twenty-five miles to school in El Paso, Texas,
because she thought the schools there were better than those in the nearest little
town, Anthony, New Mexico. And every night she drove us back to the farm. I
I went to college in the fall of 1951 at a small school in El Paso called Texas
Western and majored in telecommunications. It would be nice if I could say that I
had already come to an understanding of the importance of the news business in
Finally, I sold out to Al and went back to spend the summer in El Paso before
going into the army, as I was obligated to do. Al is still publishing the magazine
under the name Television International Magazine. That fall of 1956, I had my first
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Hold on, Mr. President!User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
The book's title expresses how this veteran TV newsman sees his job: unrelenting, skeptical questioning to find out what is really going on. Using an entertaining anecdotal style, Donaldson relates ... Read full review