TITLE: We Interrupt This Broadcast
AUTHOR: Joe Garner
PUB DATE: October 2008
I have to say a big Thank You to Danielle at SourceBooks for sending me this book to read/listen and review for my blog.
This edition features 3 audio CDs with actual broadcasts and includes a new afterword from NBC’s Brian Williams. It is narrated by a veteran journalist, Bill Kurtis.
There is over 2 hours worth of rare original broadcasts. The book is about 46 events that have happened in our history, from the Hindenburg Explosion to Virginia Tech Massacre. Each of the stories made an impact in our lives and history in some way or another.
Anything before President Regan was shot I read in history books so being able to hear the actual broadcasts was really interesting. I loved hearing the old broadcasts and hearing the raw emotion in some of the stories. I have to admit that hearing certain news stories again was rough and I had tears in my eyes. From the death of Princess Diana to the tragedy in the schools to 9-11. I relived all those moments again.
This is a great book and I was really happy to be able to read and review it. A great book to have on ones shelf.
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2 thoughts on “Review: We Interrupt This Broadcast”
Boy, you are obviously a lot younger than I am. I remember where I was when Reagan was shot – I was in a mall in Alabama, shopping with my mother-in-law. Glad to see the book was so good.
Sometimes actually hearing an event instead of reading about leaves a more lasting memory or impression I think.