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Author Benedetto, Richard.

Title Politicians are people, too / Richard Benedetto.

Published Landom, MD : University Press of America, 2006.

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 UniM Bail  070.92 BENE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xx, 162 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents "You don't boo the President of the United States" -- "I was good, wasn't I?" -- A reporter learns some lessons -- You can go home again -- A men's room job interview -- "This isn't the Yankees' dressing room!" -- A newspaper is born -- "Politicians are people, too" -- Politics, baseball, movies stars and war do mix -- Photos -- Jogging with "41" -- Bill and Hillary -- "W" -- Have you ever flown on Air Force One?
Summary "Across the span of his thirty-five-year career reporting on local, state, and national politics, Richard Benedetto has interviewed and closely watched a wide variety of politicians and public servants. This memoir and personal reflection considers the coverage and treatment of politics and politicians by today's media and offers suggestions for improvement. Benedetto argues that despite the often-cynical news coverage, most politicians are good people who, like all human beings, have strengths and weaknesses. He believes politicians deserve to be praised when they do well, as much as criticized when they fail. Politicians Are People, Too celebrates and offers personal sights on many of the thousands of public figures Benedetto has encountered - an eclectic list of politicians, public servants, and even a few celebrities, including George Wallace, Hillary and Bill Clinton, Dan Quayle, Mario Cuomo, Gary Hart, Paul Newman, Spiro Agnew, George W. Bush, Henry Cisneros, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, and Ted Williams."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Politicians -- United States -- Anecdotes.
Press and politics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Presidents -- United States -- Election -- History -- 20th century.
Journalists -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
ISBN 9780761834229 (paperback)
0761834222 (paperback)