Gene Roberts

9:15 am
Mon February 18, 2008

The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation

The Race Beat

This is not another general history of the civil rights movement but rather a focussed study of the role played by reporters, newspaper editors, radio reporters, still photographers, and, finally and most importantly, television reporters and their crews: cameramen and sound technicians.

Gene Roberts and Alabamian Hank Klibanoff have won the Pulitzer Prize for The Race Beat, so it is not risky for me to say it is terrific. But it really is.

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