"It's the roar of the presses, working day and night in the north, south, east and west of our nation. These daily presses pour out over 48 million newspapers, and behind these millions of headlines are the country's ace reporters, men and women who bring you the inside story. Tonight the makers of Maxwell House Coffee bring you America's Press Conference of the Air... MEET THE PRESS."
It was 1947, and with these words, television news was indelibly changed and heralded the beginning of 65 years of news-making TV journalism--and launched Meet the Press, the longest-running network television program in history.
This commemorative enhanced eBook is the first volume of an anniversary celebration that looks back at the past 65 years as seen through the lens of this groundbreaking show. Guests who have appeared throughout the decades included nearly every major newsmaker--from American presidents to international prime ministers and premiers, to scientists and sports figures, as well as Nobel laureates and entertainers.
In recognition of this anniversary, NBC News has opened its vast archives of videos, photos, and other memorabilia to present a compelling retrospective that should be required reading for anyone interested in the people and events that have shaped the political and cultural landscape from WWII to the present.
Meet the Press: 65 Years of History In the Making, Volume One features such diverse personalities as Joe McCarthy, Eleanor Roosevelt, Fidel Castro, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, Martin Luther King, Jr., George Wallace, Bill Bradley, Jesse Jackson, Patrick Moynihan, Michael Jordan, Bill Cosby, Mikhail Gorbachev, Hubert Humphrey, Indira Gandhi, John Kerry, Madeleine Albright, Anwar Sadat, Donald Rumsfeld, Newt Gingrich, Hillary Clinton, and many more. There is also a video introduction by David Gregory, moderator of Meet the Press.
It's no wonder that Meet the Press has broken more headlines than any other news program. After 65 years of hard-hitting journalism, Meet the Press has gone "on the record," immortalizing its own unequaled contribution to both world and television history. This interactive special anniversary edition reveals why.
Also Available: Meet the Press: Volume 2
About Terry Golway
Terry Golway is the director of the Kean University Center for History, Politics, and Policy. He is a former member of the New York Times editorial board and former city editor of the New York Observer. He holds a Ph.D. in U.S. History from Rutgers University.
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