3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
For a budding journo like me, this was an excellent read!,
By A Customer
This review is from: We Interrupt This Programme (with audio CD) (Hardcover)
"We interupt this programme..." is a really good book. As a Broadcast Journalism student I've long been interested in big news stories and how broadcasters, such as the BBC, cover them.
Peter Barnard is an excellent writer who takes you on a journey to the events and weaves into that how the broadcasters coped with the stories.
I've only been alive for the final few events, from the Thatcher years, to the truly awful events in Dunblane and finally, to the death of Diana.
And a quick word for John Humphrys, a reporter I've long since respected, whose Introduction was very apt...especially as he's reported on most of the big stories of recent decades.
It just makes me all the more determined to be a journo and hope that one day its me saying...."I interrupt this programme."
By Mathew Hulbert. Broadcast Journalist.