Book Discussion on Assignment to Hell
Timothy Gay presents a history of American war reportage during World War II. The author followed five journalists as they reported… read more
Timothy Gay presents a history of American war reportage during World War II. The author followed five journalists as they reported from the front lines of battle, Walter Cronkite (United Press), Andy Rooney (Stars and Stripes), Homer Bigart (New York Herald Tribune), A.J. Liebling (The New Yorker), and Hal Boyle (Associated Press). Mr. Gay relays that of the five reporters, only Hal Boyle had completed his undergraduate degree at the time, and recalls the numerous air bombings and ground operations that the respective journalists covered. Mr. Gay showed a picture and video clips featuring Walter Cronkite, including historical recreations of newscasts and clips featuring former President Eisenhower in the “CBS Reports” documentary D-Day Plus 20 Years: Eisenhower Returns to Normandy. Mr. Gay was joined by panelists at this Book Rap at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Larry M. Lipman Member National Press Club->Book and Author Cmte.
- David A. Maraniss Associate Editor Washington Post
- Tim Wendel Author
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