Almost Golden: Jessica Savitch and the Selling of... (used HC)

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...Television News

Author: Gwenda Blair; Format: Hardcover; Publisher: Simon and Schuster; ISBN: 9780671632854; Release Date: 1988; List Price: $18.95; Length: 352 pages; Edition: Book-of-the-Month Club Alternate Selection (05881845); Other: Illustrated. Condition: Very Good. Jacket and cover are both still in overall great shape, binding is slanted but strong, and pages are unmarked. Same cover design as that shown here.

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A network correspondent at age 30, Jessica Savitch came up on the fast track in the hectic, hard-driving field of TV news. But by the time of her accidental death in 1983, Jessica had already lost the race. Savitch was an NBC anchorwoman who fought personal demons, drugs & alcohol, two failed marriages (one to a closeted gay man, who committed suicide), a pregnancy that she terminated and told friends that she had miscarried, and being a woman in a male-dominated news industry. This is the story of the tragic newswoman's life from her meteoric rise to the top to her painful fall caused by her self-destructive ways. Almost Golden takes a look at TV news, where the quest for celebrity and the values of journalism collide.

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