Book Discussion on Happy Talk: Confessions of a TV Newsman

The author was CBS News legal correspondent for almost 15 years. He described changes at the network after Dan Rather replaced Walter… read more

The author was CBS News legal correspondent for almost 15 years. He described changes at the network after Dan Rather replaced Walter Cronkite as anchor in 1981. The ratings went down and non-journalists were brought in to run the news division. Graham recalled his introduction to an “infotainment” approach to news. He also discussed the high salaries of network correspondents. After leaving CBS, Graham returned to Nashville, Tennessee and became a local television news anchor. That experience proved less than satisfying and accounts for the “Happy Talk” in the book’s title. close

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Book Discussion on Happy Talk: Confessions of a TV Newsman

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Apr 1, 1990
Last Aired:
Apr 2, 1990

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  • Apr 01, 1990 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 01, 1990 | 11:11pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 02, 1990 | 2:52am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 02, 1990 | 6:19am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 02, 1990 | 9:56am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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