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The Powers That Be

David Halberstam’s The Powers That Be chronicles the rise of radio and television in American culture, and links this story to the wax and wane in the power of the American presidency as an institution. Four key characters are developed: William S. Paley/CBS; Henry Luce/Time; Philip & Katherine Graham (Washington Post); and Norman Chandler and his son, Otis (LA Times). Today, it’s hard not to read the book without a twinge of nostalgia for a time when the press held ascendant economic power. It’s not a quick read, but it is a worthwhile one.

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Here is a copy of my presentation and prepared remarks from WordCamp for Publishers 2019 in Columbus.

Chris Gethard & Mal Blum – Crying At The Wawa (Official Video)

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