Diary 1999

Reading Ted Koppel’s Off Camera, a daily journal he kept during the year 1999, with a backdrop of Monica Lewinsky, Clinton impeachment, crisis in Yugoslavia, etc.  Koppel was one of the last national journalists who wasn’t an ideologue — what we have instead today among prominent media types.

Running throughout the book is an amused and somewhat sardonic view of American life and politics.  Koppel — a gifted writer as well as a penetrating and objective journalist.  Too bad we don’t have more like him today.  Things don’t always get better.

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