Fifty years as a journalist leads to a lot of stories. In a career that has spanned several continents and included coverage of civil wars, African famine, civil rights and hundreds of celebrities, there are lots of stories to tell. And, they are told in Flash Frames with equal doses of seriousness and humor. From a bare-naked interview with Miss Nude America to standing at gunpoint in East Berlin within eyeshot of Checkpoint Charlie, Flash Frames covers them in detail. Toss in coverage of ten national political conventions, and the political accident that was Spiro Agnew, and you have lots of fodder for conversation.
It ends with a reflection on how television news went from a valuable public service to a less valuable entertainment medium, there are lessons here for aspiring journalists.
Books are available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and through the publisher, Reedy Press.
TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR FLASH FRAMES
Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin
Quick Cuts: Van Cliburn, Tommy Cash, Gary Collins,
Steve McQueen and Ingrid
Jim Garner and the Munich Riots
The Great Escape Actors Emote
“She’s Going to be a Star”
“Ich bin ein Berliner”
The Queen Is Coming
On The Other Side Of the Wall
Spiro “Ted” Agnew
H. Rap Brown and Cambridge
Martin Luther King’s Assassination
Ozark Flight 809
Happiness Is a Warm Puppy
Miss Nude America
Mississippi Mud Monster
Death, Live at 10:00
The Political Beat
The 1984 Campaign|
The 88 Convention
Paula Sims and the Death Poll
Honduras and Father Carney
The Great Flood of ‘93
Words of Wisdom from News Directors, Producers, Reporters and Others
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