Two-time Peabody Award-winning writer and producer Ira Rosen reveals the intimate, untold stories of his decades at America's most iconic news show. It's a 60 Minutes story on 60 Minutes itself.
For nearly twenty-five years, IRA ROSEN has produced some of the most memorable, important, and groundbreaking stories for 60 Minutes. A former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, Rosen was a senior producer of Primetime Live with Diane Sawyer. Rosen has won 24 National Emmys, four duPont Awards, two RFK Awards, and two Peabodys for his work. He is the coauthor of The Warning: Accident at Three Mile Island.
[A] revealing portrait of American television's most famous and successful news show...perhaps the book's most important contribution comes in ratifying the essential role of skilled, tenacious journalism in maintaining a democracy. --Associated Press The book details story after story of [Rosen's] efforts to get people to tell him things, and then say those same things on camera...[Mike] Wallace might have been the Picasso of interviewers, but his producer had to be the master of landing them in the first place...the essence of the book involves the stories behind those stories. --Washington Post