In All His Glory: The Life of William Paley
Former New York Times media reporter, Sally Bedell Smith, discussed her new book, In All His Glory: The Life of William S. Paley: The Legendary Tycoon and His Brilliant Circle. The nearly 800-page biography, composed from 700 interviews, chronicles Mr. Paley’s start as the son of a Russian Jewish immigrant through his rise to the top after creating CBS television network. “When I set out to write this book, I wanted to really show him as a broadcaster who had enormous influence over a medium that had a great effect on our lives,” said Ms. Smith. Mr. Paley’s personal identity is described as being “bound up in CBS.” Ms. Smith also recounted the experiences she had during her five years of researching the book, such as a dinner party given by Henry Kissinger where she was invited expressly so she could see Mr. Paley. close
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