Truth worth telling : a reporter's search for meaning in the stories of our times / Scott Pelley
- Pelley, Scott, 1957-
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Hanover Square Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- 424 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
- 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 fabulist 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?
- 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.
"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.'"--Jacket.
- Pelley, Scott, 1957-
- Television journalists—United States—Biography
- Television broadcasting of news—United States—21st century
- Journalism—United States—21st century
- Values—United States
- Life change events
- BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY—Editors, Journalists, Publishers
- BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY—Political
- BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY—Personal Memoirs
- Television broadcasting of news
- Television journalists
- United States
- 9781335999146 (hardcover)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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