Excellent as wellhappy reading all I am of 2 minds about Ira Rosen s Ticking Clock Initially I felt that he was describing the schtetl from hell which were his early days at the maniacally competitive CBS I excused his acceptance of their obnoxious personalities as a factor of his ambition and youth Mike Wallace alone was too repulsive to imagine let alone work for Implying that his job was enjoyable was not believableBut as he matured and presumably ained self confidence or a tough hide it was easier to read his book The characters his 60 Minutes shows featured were fascinating His chapters on Steve Bannon and John Gotti Jr are interesting and displayed depth than others It became obvious that 60 Minutes hadhas a shelf life and it has reached it s sell by date Politics today is neither authentic nor altruistic merely self serving of whatever Placenames of the World: Origins and Meanings of the Names for 6,600 Countries, Cities, Territories, Natural Features… generation has the upper hand The media has to allow them to preach or they won t appear in any venue that doesn t praise them Ira left at the right time He has written a pretty honest account of his tenure It tells the fascinating story of what happens behind the scenes in television journalism as well as the life story of one of the most talented people in the industryIt is funny and serious at the same time Extremely well written and easy to read I couldn t put it down Expected it turns into celebrity name dropping prose Lacks substance though the bones are there the meat is lackingFor a big fan of the program it doesn t add a whole lot except trivia on correspondents idiosyncrasies Got fooled thinking we det some real back story but instead just silly tidbits of human nature foibles Rosen is nothing than another left wing biased Reagan and Trump hater and all his stories prove it Great read Ripley Aunque Usted No lo Crea de Ripley (NR) (Spanish Edition): A Glance to the Most Extraordinary Events in All the… good writing and fascinating characters Does not disappoint and also an easy and fast read you will enjoy Areat read with behind the scenes details about key stories and personalities at 60 minutes Parts of it reminded me of the TV series Mad Men I didn t realize Steve Kroft had such a kinky side to him. S between correspondents Chris Wallace Anderson Cooper and Chris Cuomo A master class in how TV news is made Rosen shows listeners how 60 Minutes puts together a story when sources are explosive unreliable and even dangerous From unearthing shocking revelations from inside the Trump White House to an outrageous proposition from Ghislaine Maxwell to interviewing angsters Joe Bonanno and John Gotti Jr Ira Rosen was behind the scenes of 60 Minutes' most sensational stories Highly entertaining dishy and unforgettable Ticking Clock is a never before told account of the most successful news show in American history A Macmillan Audio production from St Martin's Press.
Then worked with the well known author Peter Maas Serpico etcShortly after those exploits and with only a couple of months working at a New York TV station in 1980 at 26 he was hired by the creator and uiding light of 60 Minutes the legendary Don Hewitt as a producer for the show He was hired specifically to work with Mike Wallace the most famous investigative journalist and celebrity interviewer in the world at that time The two worked together on and off and produced many of the top pieces for the show Wallace was seriously ego driven and very difficult to work with let alone be around but Rosen figured it out and they made history together until Rosen sought better working conditions at ABC for a few yearsHe was not producing the high uality investigative shows he wanted at ABC so he was lured back to 60 Minutes for several years At first he worked with Steve Kroft an eually difficult man with his own demons Ultimately Rosen also worked with Leslie Stahl and Bill Whitaker and Anderson Cooper and a few othersThis book is so filled with interesting stories it seems like hundreds of them there is not a weak one in the book You might remember a few the Abscam story of bribed Congressman on tape the first real insight into the opioid crisis Three Mile Island nuclear meltdown John Gotti Jr Steve Bannon s inside look at Trump Jack Abramoff first ever look inside the NSA after Snowden and so many others all Ira Rosen originated and produced This is a The Great Book of Football: Interesting Facts and Sports Stories: 2 great book by areat writer who had a The Book of Bizarre Truths great career The book is a beautiful extremely well written testament to all that and much This was a well written andossipy book Lots of inside information on how the show is put together Especially interesting views on the correspondents their faults in particular I would have 99 More Unuseless Japanese Inventions given it 5 stars but for the fact that the last 14 of the book the writerot lost in Trump World Wasn t this supposed to be about a Wie Dirk B. lernte, den Kapitalismus zu lieben: Inklusive Leitfaden zur Ausbeutung great TV show It killed it for me I enjoyed this book very much as it providedreat detail moved along uickly and held my interest The juicy bits were. Rosen takes readers behind closed doors to offer an incisive look at the show that invented TV investigative journalism With surprising humor charm and an eye for colorful detail Rosen delivers an authoritative account of the unforgettable personalities that battled for prestige credit and the desire to scoop everyone else in the ame As Mike Wallace’s top producer Rosen reveals the interview secrets that made Wallace’s work legendary and the flaring temper that made him infamous Later as senior producer of ABC News Primetime Live and 2020 Rosen exposes the competitive environment among famous colleagues like Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters and the power play.
It is a competently written book that starts off well enough but soon there are plenty of tidbits to prove everything that you suspected is wrong with the media How about scoring marijuana at a college for a colleague to do an interview on three mile island Or to declare Al Sharpton as an apostle of bi partisanship and the new Civil Rights leader Or the lorification of Jimmy Carter s presidency A decision not to report on Jessie Jackson s infidelities justified by Ben Bradlee s coverup of JFK s behavior read Mimi Alford s book for perspective Then there is Katie Couric s lightweight interview with Hillary Clinton sexual abuse by Charlie Rose efforts to discredit Trump and so it Jonathon Fairfax Must Be Destroyed goes Actually most of these so called journalists come off as creeps who never venture out of the DCNew York corridor This book is the typical journalistproducer as hero when beneath the surface lies the truth they are agenda driven people who try to shape the narrative rather than seek the truth I don t have a recollection of the name Ira Rosen the author of Ticking Clock even though I ve watched 60 Minutes consistently over its fifty plus years where it was mostly the 1 show on TV Yet he was one of its top producers for twenty five years and has won every conceivable award for TV journalism many times over for his outstanding work on the show His memoire is areat book filled with every celebrity name politician and other notable person with whom he established apparently meaningful relationships and subject matter for 60 Minutes stories It is so well written it is the proverbial impossible to put down Rosen was born with a uniue ift for the world of investigative journalism In his first year at Cornell writing for the college newspaper he singlehandedly uncovered a scandal wherein the coaching staff were cheating the basketball players out of per diem monies Once he exposed it through his newspaper the coach was fired and Cornell went on the NCAA probation list this as a freshman Just out of college he worked in the office of iconic journalist Jack Anderson and. This program includes a prologue read by the author Two time Peabody Award winning writer and producer Ira Rosen reveals the intimate untold stories of his decades at America’s most iconic news show It’s a 60 Minutes story on 60 Minutes itself When producer Ira Rosen walked into the 60 Minutes offices in June 1980 he knew he was about to enter television history His career catapulted him to the heights of TV journalism breaking some of the most important stories in TV news But behind the scenes was a war room of clashing producers anchors and the most formidable 60 Minutes figure legendary correspondent Mike Wallace Based on decades of access and experience Ira.