Yours Truly, Hugh Downs
Hugh Downs, legendary broadcaster at 20/20 and The Tonight Show, describes how an endlessly creative childhood lead to his career as a radioman and broadcaster. Topics examined include: his father’s wayward attempt to automate their entire family home (down to the plumbing), a boyhood attempt to manufacture alcohol (until his Grandmother wrecked the still), being chased by a steam engine, klieg lights and their intense heat, cooking chicken in mud pits, Jack Paar and the role of television. This is an intimate and hilarious autobiography that celebrates the unique mix of whimsy, curiosity and discipline that defines the culture of broadcasting.
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