Tuesday, December 11, 2012

NBC Publishing Announces the Release of “Meet the Press: 65 Years of History in the Making, Volume One,” As An Enhanced E-Book

NEW YORK – December 11, 2012 – In recognition of the 65th anniversary of "Meet the Press," the longest-running network television program in history, NBC News has opened its vast archives of videos, photos, and other memorabilia to release Meet the Press: 65 Years of History in the Making, Volume One as an enhanced eBook today. Author Terry Golway presents a compelling retrospective that should be required reading for anyone interested in the people and events that have shaped the world’s political and cultural landscape from WWII to the present.

With the inception of "Meet the Press" in 1947, television news was indelibly changed and it heralded the beginning of decades of news-making TV journalism. This commemorative enhanced eBook is the first volume of an anniversary celebration that looks back at the past 65 years as seen through the lens of this groundbreaking show. Guests who have appeared throughout the decades included nearly every major newsmaker from American presidents to international prime ministers and premiers, to scientists and sports figures, as well as Nobel laureates and entertainers.

With a video introduction by current "Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory, Meet the Press: 65 Years of History In the Making, Volume One also features such diverse personalities as Joe McCarthy, Eleanor Roosevelt, Fidel Castro, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, Martin Luther King, Jr., George Wallace, Bill Bradley, Jesse Jackson, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Michael Jordan, Mikhail Gorbachev, Bill Cosby, Hubert Humphrey, Indira Gandhi, John Kerry, Madeleine Albright, Anwar Sadat, Donald Rumsfeld, Newt Gingrich, Hillary Clinton, and many more. Also included are some early radio broadcasts of the program starting in 1945.

It's no wonder that “Meet the Press” been the source of more headlines than any other news program. After 65 years of hard-hitting journalism, “Meet the Press” has gone "on the record," immortalizing its own unequaled contribution to both television and world history. Tim Russert once called the program “A national treasure.” This interactive special anniversary eBook reveals why.

Betsy Fischer Martin, longtime Executive Producer of "Meet the Press" said, "What is so special about this eBook, is that it couples a fascinating look back at the key moments of our program's history with pages of rich context about the times in which they occurred."

"‘Meet the Press’ is such an historic program, one that continues to be part of the American conversation week after week. We wanted to acknowledge the 65th anniversary by bringing together many memorable appearances and present them in a way only an enhanced eBook can,” said Peter Costanzo, Creative Director of NBC Publishing, “Our hope is that readers will find the multimedia experience informative, entertaining, and educational.”

Meet the Press: 65 Years of History in the Making, Volume One is available now exclusively at Apple’s iBookstore.

About the Author
Terry Golway is the director of the Kean University Center for History, Politics, and Policy. He is a former member of the New York Times editorial board and former city editor of the New York Observer. He holds a Ph.D. in U.S. History from Rutgers University.

About NBC Publishing
NBC Publishing is a division of NBCUniversal Media, LLC that focuses on developing digital publishing projects from content created within the NBCUniversal and Comcast family of properties, as well as publishing original works with outside authors and publishing partners.

For more information contact:

Marie Wicht
NBC News

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