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As a reporter for 40 years, most of them on television,
Lynn Sherr has brought clarity and insight to many of the
most compelling news events of our dayfrom politics to
murder trials to the space program. Now this widely
respected award-winning journalist lets us in on what shes
seen inside the box as she steps outside for a reality
check. She tells how television journalism has changed over
the years, for better and for worse, and explores the
critical state of TV news today. Her accounts of the
political and cultural upheavals she covered also make this
a social history of our time. When she first began in the
industry, newspaper editors bluntly told her, We dont hire
girls, but Lynn persevered, both covering and experiencing
the emergence of modern feminism. All that despite being
fired from her first TV job! She also addresses the
heartbreak of her husbands death followed by her own battle
with colon cancer. Lynn Sherr opens up about those painful
times with an honesty that will touch and inspire readers.
Her personal accountsgrowing up in Philadelphia, where her
father was a pioneering professional basketball player;
suddenly becoming a stepmom; slipping off to commune with
giraffesall underscore her insistence on always keeping one
foot outside the box.
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