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Truth worth telling : a reporter's search for meaning in the stories of our times

Pelley, Scott 1957- (author.).

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The "CBS Evening News" anchor and "60 Minutes" correspondent presents a memoir from the frontlines of international journalism that includes firsthand insights into major historical events and world leaders.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 070.92 .P389t 2019 (Text) 37814003348373 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 06/09/2021 Checked out 10/26/2021
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 070.92 P389 (Text) 35178001756579 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 06/26/2019 Available -
Hood River County Library 070.92 PEL 2019 (Text) 33892100617233 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 06/11/2019 Available -

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  • ISBN: 1335999140
  • ISBN: 9781335999146
  • Physical Description: 424 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Hanover Square Press, [2019]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Gallantry: The FDNY -- Resolve: President Bush on 9/11 -- Field note: meeting the late Don Hewitt in Botswana -- Selflessness: Paulette Schank -- Authenticity: Bruce Springsteen -- Devotion: David Hall -- Field note: Kremlin rules -- Audacity: Ben Bernanke -- Invincibility: Nadia Murad -- Field note: no moss gathers -- Gratitude: early lessons -- Field note: do you believe in signs? -- Duty: lessons in war -- Field note: the last shuttle -- Vision: Elon Musk -- Objectivity: learning from unpleasant truth -- Field note: eyes of the beholders -- Hubris: Trump v. Clinton -- Skepticism: a failure of government and journalism -- Field note: stranger than fiction -- Perseverance: the mothers and fathers of Sandy Hook -- Deceit: the fabulous Mr. Clinton -- Courage: Bao Tong -- Field note: Hello, mom? -- Valor: Patrick Marc Rapicault -- Field note: the madman of Obock -- Arrogance: a cautionary tale -- Field note: empathy -- To a young journalist -- Conclusion: How many stars in your flag?
Summary, etc.: "Don't ask the meaning of life. Life is asking, what's the meaning of you? With this provocative question, Truth Worth Telling introduces us to unforgettable people who discovered the meaning of their lives in the historic events of our times. A 60 Minutes correspondent and former anchor of the CBS Evening News, Scott Pelley writes as a witness to events that changed our world. In moving, detailed prose, he stands with firefighters at the collapsing World Trade Center on 9/11, advances with American troops in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, and reveals private moments with presidents (and would-be presidents) he's known for decades. Pelley also offers a resounding defense of free speech and a free press as the rights that guarantee all others. Above all, [this book] offers a collection of inspiring tales that reminds us of the importance of values in uncertain times. For readers who believe that values matter and that truth is worth telling, Pelley writes, 'I have written this book for you.'"--Dust jacket.
Subject: Life change events
Values United States
Journalism United States 21st century
Television broadcasting of news United States 21st century
Television journalists United States Biography
Pelley, Scott 1957-
Genre: Autobiographies.
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