Koppel's audio moves on yet another level as events trigger memories of his own past, providing a more personal resonance to his telling of the history we all share. He takes us back to the England in which he lived until he was 13. He revisits his powerful experiences as an interviewer investigating prison abuses and probing the violence in our schools. He discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the media, and talks about racial intolerance, brutality toward homosexuals, and the absence of political leadership.
Here is the voice we know from Nightline - intelligent, curious, opinionated, witty, concerned - reminding us in entertaining and thought-provoking ways that even the most public events reverberate in our private lives.
©2000 Ted Koppel; (P)2000 Random House, Inc.
Geopolitics, history, and philosophy junkie. I love smoothly flowing prose that moves me effortlessly from one idea to the next.
I stopped watching TV the day Ted Koppel was fired from Nightline. I was always a fan of his. However, this dated work from 1999 filled with miscellaneous ramblings does nothing for me. I don't care about Ted's house and how difficult it is to cook for 15 people. I wanted to glean from Ted some of his brilliance and particular insight. In this I was disappointed.
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