Brinkley's Beat: People, Places, and Events That Shaped My Time

Brinkley's Beat: People, Places, and Events That Shaped My Time

David Brinkley / Dec 13, 2019

Brinkley s Beat People Places and Events That Shaped My Time Good binding with dust cover

  • Title: Brinkley's Beat: People, Places, and Events That Shaped My Time
  • Author: David Brinkley
  • ISBN: 9780375406447
  • Page: 155
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Good binding with dust cover

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    About "David Brinkley"

      • David Brinkley

        Full name David McClure Brinkley ABC and NBC newscaster Co anchored the Huntley Brinkley Report NBC Nightly News co anchor and correspondent Sunday This Week with David Brinkley Received ten Emmy Awards three George Foster Peabody Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom


    1. This volume serves as an appropriate remembrance of the acerbic longtime NBC News and, later, ABC, anchorman, who died in June. A journalist since 1938, Brinkley was an unusual figure in American life: a mainstay media personality whose defining trait was intelligence and good judgment.The subtitle serves as an exact description of the table of contents, as the book indeed does begin with personalities (Hoffa, Reagan), then recounts some of his travels (Hong Kong, Vienna) and closes with reflect [...]

    2. I grew up watching the Huntley-Brinkley Report on NBC, so I thought I knew what to expect -- I was very wrong. David Brinkley's observations over the many busy decades in which he lived surprised me all the way through.I especially liked his places sections, and observations on Vienna, Austria, where a grad school friend now lives. The Viennese sound so laid back that I believe I really have to go there some day. Brinkley's somewhat introspective observations of the American South, and Washingto [...]

    3. Brinkley quoted last speech of JFK given in Fort Worth the morning he died. "We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it.We are still the keystone in the arch of freedom. And I think we will continue to do as we have done in the past - our duty."

    4. I have mixed feelings about this book. Parts were extremely interesting, and other sections were so boring that I skipped them. I am interested in current events and historical memoirs. Brinkley was present at many important events in recent history and his memoirs could have been totally absorbing. Perhaps it was the style which did not hold my attention. Or perhaps it was just the fact that I read this with many interruptions. But no matter how I look at it, I almost gave up the book before I [...]

    5. The book Mr. Brinkley wrote shortly before his death in 2003; I think the perspective of a professional journalist (i.e one who did his life's work before the news was "on your side") covering the people, places, and events he selects are well-considered and -reasoned. These short chapters cover some of the personalities he interviewed (I especially enjoyed his pieces on Ronald Reagan and Bobby Kennedy) and various places around the globe he visited to describe them to Americans through their TV [...]

    6. This was a pleasant memoir that enabled me to revisit many of the important news stories of my youth, including Vietnam war coverage on TV and the assassination of JFK and the all news weekend (including the live coverage of the murder of Oswald by Jack Ruby) that followed. Parts of the book were not that interesting, such as his recollection of the places he visited for news TV shows in the 50's and 60's. But I found most of the book and especially the people who had the greatest impact on him [...]

    7. I always loved David Brinkley's reporting, his commentaries, his on-air humor and his writing. Another good read from Brinkley, especially the first section on people he had known and covered. He could have focused on the well known but he threw in a couple who are not prominent in history, but did have an impact positively or negatively. His places section is of the same style, writing about unexpected places.

    8. Excellent read! It is interesting to better know the man who was half of the team that delivered my nightly news for years,

    9. Interesting perspective on the events of his day, through the eyes of a traditional -- and I would say more ethical than most -- news reporter. Entertaining reading.

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