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Truth and Duty - The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power

Mary Mapes

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A riveting account of how the public's right to know is being attacked by an unholy alliance among politicians, news organizations and corporate America, from the producer at the heart of the 60 Minutes/George Bush National Guard controversy. For twenty five years, Mary Mapes has been an award-winning television producer and reporter-the last fifteen of them for CBS News, principally for the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and 60 Minutes. She had the bedrock of respect of her peers-in the last year alone, she broke the story of the Abu Ghraib prison tortures (which won CBS The Peabody Award) and the existence of Strom Thurmond's illegitimate bi-racial daughter Essie Mae Washington. But it was Dan Rather's lightning rod of a story on George W. Bush's National Guard Service that brought Mapes into an unwanted limelight. The firestorm that followed the broadcast led not only to Mapes' firing and Rather's stepping down from his anchor chair a year early, but to an unprecedented "internal" inquiry into the story-chaired by former Reagan Attorney General Richard Thornburgh. Peopled with an historic and colorful cast of characters-from Karl Rove to Summer Redstone to John Kerry to Col. Bobby Hodges-this groundbreaking book about how the news is made (and unmade) will make news when it appears this fall. But this, it turns out, is only part of the story. Mapes talks for the first time about the riveting behind-the-scenes action at CBS during this frenzied period and exposes some of the largest political and social controversies that have broken in this new age of dissonance.

Language:

English

Length:

5h 1m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:37


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:19


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:05


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:38


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:41


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:42


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:53


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:08


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:17


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:32


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:12


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:36


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:26


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:16


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:49