See You on the Radio

See You on the Radio

Book - 1999
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"Charles Osgood is one of the best writers in America today, any form or medium," says Dan Rather, and Jim Lehrer concurs, "He is a special mind and voice in a business where his kind is rare--and cherished." At least twelve million people listen to Osgood every day on CBS radio, and millions more watch him on CBS News Sunday Morning. All of them would agree that no one writes quite the way he does--the offbeat stories that make listeners stop and pay attention; the commentaries in which he shares his sense of wonder, dismay, or amusement; the well-spun tales of irony that often burst forth into wordplay or even poetry.See You on the Radio gathers together the best of Osgood's work from the last eight years, over one hundred essays on everything from potholes, perfumes, felons and "freeloaders" ("Credit card customers paying on time! Taking bread from the tables of the moneylenders!"); to psychopaths and politicians (more alike than you think); to earthquakes, animal heirs, and the advancement of science ("Osgood's First Law: Just because something is obvious doesn't necessarily mean that science isn't going to discover it tomorrow") Here you'll also find out about what happened to the salesman in New Hampshire who went to jail for not having cancer, and the prisoner who attempted a jailbreak...with a yellow felt-tip pen.In all, it is a book of pure delight, further evidence of why, in the words of Walter Cronkite, Charles Osgood "is one of the greatest talents in broadcasting today."
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1999.
ISBN: 9780399145421
0399145427
Branch Call Number: 814.54/OSGO
Characteristics: 249p. 22cm.

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