Almost golden: Jessica Savitch and the selling of television news

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Simon and Schuster, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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A network correspondent at age 30, Jessica Savitch came up on the fast track in the hectic, hard-driving field of TV news. But by the time of her accidental death in 1983, Jessica--plagued by drugs, depression, and disastrous romances--had already lost the race. A look at TV news, where the quest for celebrity and the values of journalism collide. Photos.

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Interesting behind the scenes expose. Most people probably don't care about this kind of stuff or these particular people anymore, and would therefore consider it dated. Read full review


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About the author (1988)

Gwenda Blair is the author of the bestselling "Almost Golden" and has written for "The New York Times, New York, Newsweek, " the "New York Daily News, Esquire, Smart Money, The Village Voice, " and other newspapers and magazines. She lives in New York City and teaches at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

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