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ISBN: 0375410775
Author: Ted Koppel
Language: English
Publisher: Knopf; 1st edition (October 3, 2000)
Pages: 336
Category: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Subcategory: Reference
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Ted Koppel, anchor of "Nightline, is one of America's most intelligent and respected journalists. That said, it is still worthwhile to read through Koppel's thoughts on the happenings of that year and to gain perspective on all that went on in a top-ranking network journalist's life.

Ted Koppel, anchor of "Nightline, is one of America's most intelligent and respected journalists. With this fascinating book, he finally lets us know the man behind the face we've trusted late at night for almost twenty years.

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Off Camera: Private Thoughts Made Public. Written by Ted Koppel. Narrated by Ted Koppel. One of America's most admired TV anchors gives us an intimate chronicle of the final year of the twentieth century. He takes us back to the England in which he lived until he was thirteen. He revisits his powerful experiences as an interviewer investigating prison abuses and probing the violence in our schools.

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He takes us back to the England in which he lived until he was thirteen.

The title of Ted Koppel's memoir, Off Camera: Private Thoughts Made Public, promises opinions that its author wouldn't deliver on camera, where he's been the anchor. In this engrossing narrative, a national bestseller, are all the most significant matters of that year-from Bill Clinton's impeachment to Columbine, from the war in Kosovo to Y2K and the mass-marketing of Viagra.

Koppel talked about his book Off Camera: Private Thoughts Made Public, published by Knopf. He was interviewed by Mr. Putney and responded to questions from the audience. His book is a journal of the year 1999 with his reflections. Before introducing the speakers, Mr. Kaplan and his other co-chair, Ms. Skigen, presented a plaque to Ms. Interian, executive director of the Miami Book Fair International from 1989 through 2000. Hard Call: Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them. Almost Human: Making Robots Think. June 12. Robert Shrum. August 20. Nikolas Kozloff.

       Here is the voice we know from t, curious, opinionated, witty, concerned-reminding us in entertaining and thought-provoking ways that even the most public events reverberate in our private lives. Format Hardback 336 pages.

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One of America's most admired television newsmen now gives us an intimate chronicle of the final year of the twentieth century. In his engrossing narrative, the year's personalities and events not only are themselves made vivid but also lead to wide-ranging discussions of the past and of expectations of things to come.Here, closely observed from an insider's viewpoint, are the significant matters of 1999--from the Clinton impeachment and the war in Kosovo to the mass-marketing of Viagra. Here are the people (both on and off camera) who made the news--from Slobodan Milosevi´c to Hillary Rodham Clinton to Michael Jordan to John F. Kennedy Jr. to King Hussein.And Koppel's book moves on yet another level as events trigger memories of his own past, providing a more personal resonance to his telling of the history we all share. He takes us back to the England in which he lived until he was thirteen. He revisits his powerful experiences as an interviewer investigating prison abuses and probing the violence in our schools. He discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the media; he talks about racial intolerance, about brutality toward homosexuals, about the absence of political leadership. He also examines such cultural phenomena as our obsession with celebrity and the impact of great theater and overhyped movies.         Here is the voice we know from Nightline--intelligent, curious, opinionated, witty, concerned--reminding us in entertaining and thought-provoking ways that even the most public events reverberate in our private lives.  

Comments:

Gietadia
Koppel writes as well as he reported. This book is 18 years old and the Clinton impeachment trial was the major news buzz.
A good retrospective in 2018...
KiddenDan
Ted Koppel is quite eloquent and has many interesting views but the audiobook (unabridged) lacks any deep and profound views or analysis. Nevertheless, well read and not boring. Good for long drives or plane flights, especially now that it is selling at a discount price.
Hudora
I listened to this audiobook in Feb. 2018, a full 18 years after it was written. It was fascinating listening to the thoughts journaled from 1999 by Ted Koppel throughout the whole year. Remembering Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky's indiscretions, the universal worry of Y2K and it's effects, the war in Bosnia, the loss of JFK Jr, his wife, and sister-in-law, as well as using a Palm Pilot and being amazed at it's capabilities was bittersweet. Realizing how naive we were as a country prior to 9/11, learning just how corrupt our government and judicial systems really are, and discovering just how much more far apart our money and class systems could be divided was sad. We have come so far in some ways, especially in technology, since this book was written, and yet, we've barely moved at all in other ways. I enjoyed this book immensely and heartily recommend it to anyone who enjoys recent history.
Hellblade
Nightline anchor and legendary tele-journalist Ted Koppel set out on January 1, 1999 with an interesting idea. He would write one entry per day in a diary that would record the events in his own life and in the world around him.

Admirable.

Koppel's notes on the goings-on in 1999 seem oddly distant in this post-911 world of 2005. Was the last year of the century just passed really quite as innocent as it seems in this record of a journalist and his travels across the world? That was the biggest point of notice I came away with from this remarkable read: exactly how much our society and the greater world has altered in so small a time.

That said, it is still worthwhile to read through Koppel's thoughts on the happenings of that year and to gain perspective on all that went on in a top-ranking network journalist's life. In those twelve months, Koppel traveled to at least four continents, met with dozens of noteworthies, and also managed to fit in time at home, where he tells us of the joys of something small like a redecorating project after having spent so many of the previous weeks in and out of war zones, jets, vans, and studios. Koppel is never shy about giving his opinion and sometimes I admired his views, at other times he frankly ticked me off. That's probably someplace in his job description.

I've heard Ted Koppel is retiring soon, and I wonder if he intends to devote more time to writing once his days in front of the camera are done? If this book is any indication of what that output might be, then I hope so.
SkroN
The strangest myth of journalism is that in order to strive for objectivity, journalists purge themselves (or should purge themselves) of all opinions. Anyone whose ever read an article or seen a news broadcast knows that journalists have opinions, and they express them in all sorts of ways. The way Ted Koppel does in OFF CAMERA is not one of the more typical ways. Here he comments in a journal on the events of 1999, holding little back and stripping his opinions from some of the constraints and codes of his profession.
All that isn't striking. What is is the degree to which Koppel is cynical about almost everything. Just about anything of public importance that catches his attention enough to make it into this journal is worthy of disparagement. Take his thoughts on the Kosovo War. At first he disparages the US's motives for getting involved, while later he seems to lament the extent to which problems there came to be ignored. He concludes before thew air war was fought that the NATO could not win that way and that a ground war was inevitable, then forgets to mention that it worked. And so on.
But this is interesting. It is interesting to hear someone (Koppel's voice adds to the experience of listening to the audio book version) whose job it is to cover the news, speak with such disdain and even despair about the news. While bleak, Koppel's opinions are also interesting. He has a journalist's flair for putting a story together. I would happily read more of his commentary should he chose to write more.
OFF CAMERA is not inspirational - it isn't meant to be. But it is worth hearing (or reading).

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