Book Discussion on Out of Thin Air

Mr. Frank was president of NBC News from 1968-1973 and 1982-1984. He is author of the book Out of Thin Air: The Brief Wonderful Life… read more

Mr. Frank was president of NBC News from 1968-1973 and 1982-1984. He is author of the book Out of Thin Air: The Brief Wonderful Life of Network News. He shared his insights as an insider in the business for 40 years, and described the late 1950s to the 1970s as “the best years.” He also shared his views on how decreasing budgets and competition from cable networks have contributed to the decline of network news. close

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Book Discussion on Out of Thin Air

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21239-1
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Booknotes
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 15, 1991
Last Aired:
Sep 16, 1991

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  • Sep 15, 1991 | 7:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 15, 1991 | 10:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 16, 1991 | 4:09am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 16, 1991 | 5:50am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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