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‘Reporting Live’ gives vivid accounts of key events from up close

The American news media was considered a powerful force on the continent and globally on setting the agenda before the election of Donald Trump.

Their predictions were always right, they were the pulse of society and held their leaders accountable. American media made presidents.

American media also covered the unmaking of one: President Richard Nixon in 1972 with the same fervour.

Reporting Live starts from the beginning. Way before her first day in the CBS newsroom, the male chauvinism, the age difference and apathy with being the “newbie”, often at the bottom of the food chain and news cycle experiences. Lesley Stahl tells her story through the eyes of history in her book Reporting Live.