Into the fray : how NBC's Washington Documentary Unit reinvented the news

by Mascaro, Tom, 1949-

Format: Print Book 2012
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PN4888.T4 M3655 2012
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PN4888.T4 M3655 2012
From 1961 to 1989, a committed group of documentary journalists from the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) reported the stories of America's overseas conflicts. Stuart Schulberg supplied film evidence to prosecute Nazi war criminals and established documentary units in postwar Berlin and Paris. NBC newsman David Brinkley created the template for prime-time news in 1961 and bore the scars to prove it. In 1964 Ted Yates and Bob Rogers produced a documentary warning of the pitfalls in Vietnam. Yates was later shot and killed in Jerusalem on the first day of the Six-Day War while producing a documentary for NBC News. In Into the Fray , Tom Mascaro vividly recounts the characters and experiences that helped create a unique, colorful documentary film crew based at the Washington bureau of NBC News. From the Kennedy era through the Reagan years, the journalists covered wars, rebellions, the Central Intelligence Agency, covert actions, the Pentagon, military preparedness, and world and American cultures. They braved conflicts and crises to tell the stories that Americans needed to see and hear, and in the process they changed the face of journalism. Mascaro also looks at the social changes in and around the unit itself, including the struggles and triumphs of women and African Americans in the field of television documentary. Into the Fray is the story of adventure, loyalty to reason, and life and death in the service of broadcast journalism.
Prologue: égalité
Out of uniform and into television news
David Brinkley's journal
Washington journals
Vietnam: c'est une guerre folle
The mad face of war
The battle for Asia
"If I should fall behind"

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Subjects NBC News -- History -- 20th century.
Television broadcasting of news -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Documentary television programs -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :Potomac Books,2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description xxix, 399 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-383) and index.
ISBN 9781597975575 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1597975575 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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