Paul Katz
March 25, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Place To Be

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Roger Mudd
publisher
PublicAffairs
genre
Nonfiction, Pop Culture

We gave it a B

The former CBS anchor recalls the action behind the camera over his 20 years of covering headline events from the Kennedy assassination to Watergate in The Place To Be.

Pop Culture Name-check
Roger Mudd?s vivacious researcher was the inspiration for Holly Hunter?s character in Broadcast News.

Lowdown
Mudd vividly captures the pre-CNN era, but a heavy focus on office politics over the politics of the day may limit his appeal to just hardcore newshounds. B

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